Saturday, June 21, 2008

Baby Red Pandas

Baby Red Pandas
Originally uploaded by dragonsinger
I love Red Pandas - we have a couple in Wellington Zoo that have been known to go for a wander out of their cage and into the city ...

these are too gorgeous

"Tai and Pip, twin red pandas, sleep in the hands of Sandy Helliker, a animal health technologist at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Thursday, June 19, 2008. The pandas were born May 26 and are receiving round the clock care from Helliker who hand feeds them with baby bottles. They were taken from their mother after she showed aggression towards one of the babies. Only four babies were born in North America last year, two at the Edmonton Zoo, one in Calgary and one in Winnipeg. There are between 2,000 and 5,000 red pandas in the wild. They are native to the Himalayas in India and Nepal and southern China."

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