Like most celebrities, Rusty’s fame was fleeting.
The red panda from the Washington, D.C. zoo briefly escaped his enclosure launching a brief social media flurry. He was soon discovered not far from the Smithsonian National Zoo biding his time in a tree.
Watch the dramatic (it’s not really dramatic) rescue video including the captive creature being carried in a dog crate.
h/t Toronto Star Photo Smithsonian National Zoo