They’re red and fuzzy and all-around adorable. Twin male red panda cubs made their debut at the Calgary Zoo yesterday.
The pair was born on June 21, 2016 to mother, Sakura, and are only now exploring beyond their den, learning to climb and forage along the way.
“The cubs have been very bonded with their mom which has been excellent to see,” Matt Korhonen, one of the zoo’s curators, said in a statement. “We’re so pleased that our husbandry practices combined with a strong female like Sakura has allowed us to be successful with our conservation efforts with this endangered species.”
The boys will soon be introduced to their dad, Dusk.
North America is home to just 53 red pandas of their subspecies, the twin males boost the captive population by four per cent.
The species is considered endangered with perhaps 10,000 left in the wild.
Photos Calgary Zoo