The cubs were born at the zoo this summer as part of the “Species Survival Plan,” a cooperative breeding program designed to enhance the genetic viability and demographic stability of animal populations in accredited zoos, according to the Prospect Park Zoo.
The Wildlife Conservation Society says red pandas, which live primarily in China and the Himalayas, are listed as “Vulnerable” by the International Union of Conservation of Nature due to habitat loss caused by deforestation for timber, fuel and agricultural use.
The Prospect Park Zoo was already home to at least two adult red pandas, including the cubs’ mother.
We can’t wait to stop by the zoo to see them!
The Prospect Park Zoo is open daily from 10am-4pm and located at 450 Flatbush Avenue.