• Red panda cub born at Milwaukee County Zoo


    Saturday is International Red Panda Day, and in timely fashion, the Milwaukee County Zoo is announcing its newest addition. 

    A baby red panda was born there June 6. 

    The female cub was just six ounces at birth and now weighs about five pounds. 

    The animals are endangered, making every birth a cause for celebration. 


    Red pandas aren't closely related to giant pandas. They are actually their own unique animal family. Their tail has rings like a raccoon.

    The cub will make her public debut in a few weeks. 

    She doesn't have a name yet, but zoo officials promise to name her soon. 

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