Rare species of three red panda were born at the Naypyitaw Zoo

by HTOO Group Media Department

Three rare species of red panda were born at the panda plot of Naypyitaw Zoo and Safari Park, which is one of the conglomerates of Htoo Group of Companies.

There are two male and two female red panda, out of which one red baby panda was born from female panda Thair Thair on 26th August, 2017, and two red babies panda from female panda Mee Mee on 10th June, 2017, respectively. Meanwhile, both mothers and babies red panda are well kept in the special room with 22°C.

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. it is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects.

The red panda has been classified as Endangered by the (International Union for Conservation of Nature -IUCN)  because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

Red pandas are able to reproduce at around 18 months of age, and are fully mature at two to three years. Adults rarely interact in the wild except to mate.

The red panda is quite adaptable to living in captivity, and is common in zoos such as the Naypyitaw Zoo and Safari Park, which is running under the so-systematic management.

If someone wishes to publicize about red panda rare species, please feel free to enquire with U Than Soe Aye (DY-GM), Naypyitaw Zoo and Safari Park.