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Russia: This red panda is Moscow Zoo's newest and cutest star01:01

Russia: This red panda is Moscow Zoo's newest and cutest star

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 20, 2014 at 15:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

A rare red panda was presented to the public at Moscow Zoo on Thursday six weeks after arriving in Russia. Called Zane, the red panda arrived in the Russian capital from Dublin Zoo in late September, but had to spend six weeks in quarantine. Zane will live alone until a second red panda is delivered to Moscow Zoo in 2015.

Red pandas (Scientific name: Ailurus fulgens) usually live to around 8 years, and reach a weight of between 5.4 to 9 kilograms (12 to 20 lbs). They are native to temperate forest regions across Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal.

The cuddly mammals are listed as 'vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, who say the population is "estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline of greater than 10% over the next 3 generations."

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A rare red panda was presented to the public at Moscow Zoo on Thursday six weeks after arriving in Russia. Called Zane, the red panda arrived in the Russian capital from Dublin Zoo in late September, but had to spend six weeks in quarantine. Zane will live alone until a second red panda is delivered to Moscow Zoo in 2015.

Red pandas (Scientific name: Ailurus fulgens) usually live to around 8 years, and reach a weight of between 5.4 to 9 kilograms (12 to 20 lbs). They are native to temperate forest regions across Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal.

The cuddly mammals are listed as 'vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, who say the population is "estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline of greater than 10% over the next 3 generations."