Pennsylvania Zoo Adds Trio of Red Pandas

Elmwood Park Zoo Red Panda
Elmwood Park Zoo

A trio of brothers now greets visitors at a Pennsylvania zoo.

The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown officially showed off their newest additions – 11-month-old red pandas Clinger, Shredder and Slash – to an adoring crowd Saturday morning.

The red pandas – an endangered species resembling a raccoon that feeds on bamboo traditionally found in southwestern Asia – came to the zoo as part of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

“This is the first time Red Pandas have been exhibited at the Elmwood Park Zoo in its long history and they are also the first species exhibited from Asia in decades,” said zoo animal curator Dave Wood.

Visitors to the zoo can see the newest additions in their new habitat.

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