[Assiniboine Park Zoo. Image via Zooborns.com]
Two roly-poly little Red Panda cubs were born mid-June at the Assiniboine Park Zoo to proud panda parents Slash and Dash. Since Dash abandoned her young last year, a decision was made to hand-raise the two female cubs rather than risk losing them, as the Red Panda is an endangered species. There are only 8,000 surviving Red Pandas in the Himalayas of China and adjacent countries — the result of poaching and loss of over 50% of their habitat from forest destruction and fragmentation.
More here! [Zooborns]