DENVER - In a recent media release the Denver Zoo announced the birth of two, male red panda cubs in August. The cubs have been kept behind the scenes with their mother Faith, while they grow and develop.
Zoo keepers say the cubs are growing rapidly but doing very well, currently weighing over one pound each. The pandas won't be available to the public for a few weeks when they are able to join their father Hamlet, in the Zoo's red panda enclosure.
Denver Zoo animal care staff is keeping a close eye on the cubs, performing regular exams, checking weight and overall wellness.
According to the release red pandas are native to Asia and are most commonly found in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. The pandas are red and have off-white makings, large puffy tails and pointed ears.
The International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies red pandas as endangered species.