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Endangered red panda cubs born at the Calgary Zoo

According to the World Wildlife Fund, the red panda is endangered with a population of less than 10,000. Handout / Calgary Zoo

Guests at the Calgary Zoo will soon be able to visit the newest additions, red panda cubs.

The cubs are a set of twins and are the second litter for panda parents Udaya and Linus.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, the red panda is an endangered species, with a population of less than 10,000.

The cubs have not been introduced to dad Linus or their one-year-old siblings Sundari and Ravi. The Calgary Zoo said in a statement Tuesday that the three of them will be kept separate from Udaya and the new cubs for the time being.

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The cubs are not yet mobile and will remain in their nest box for a number of weeks, relying on mom to move them around as needed.

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The animal care, health and welfare team at the zoo will keep their distance from the nest box to keep Udaya calm while maintaining a watchful eye on the pack via CCTV cameras.

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While Udaya and her new cubs bond and rest, guests at the Calgary Zoo can get a glimpse of the rest of the panda family.

 

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