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Meet The Adorable Pair Of Rare Red Pandas Cubs Born At Longleat Wildlife Park

At Longleat, a pair of sweet rare red panda twins have made their first ever appearance in front of the public.

Although they were born earlier this summer, the 10-week-old cubs are just now starting to go outside.

They are the first offspring in a successful breeding operation for the endangered species at the Wiltshire attraction, the duo was born to new parents Emma and Lionel.

“Both cubs are doing really well,” said keeper Sam Allworthy.

“Emma is a great mum and she has been looking after them fantastically.”

“Although we have yet to name them, we have been able to do their first health checks and can confirm they’re both females.”

These two red pandas are the seventh and eighth to be born at Longleat.

Previous cubs have become part of collections across Europe and even sired their own cubs.

Due to habitat degradation, deforestation, and poaching, red pandas are becoming more and more endangered. There might be as few as 2,500 of them left in the wild.

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Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!