74°Overcast

Rejoice!! Red Pandas are Back at the National Zoo

by Prince Of Petworth January 7, 2016 at 11:07 am 11 Comments

Rusty_red_panda
Rusty when he was on the lam back in 2013 via @NationalZoo

And all is good in the world again! From the National Zoo:

“Have you been missing ‪#‎redpandas‬ at the Zoo since Rusty moved to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute? REJOICE! They’re back. Meet Tusa and Asa at the Small Mammal House.”

Ed. Note: Waiting to see Shredder, Clinger, and Slash too! RIP Shama.

Red Pandas at the National Zoo

Have you been missing #redpandas at the Zoo since Rusty moved to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute? REJOICE! They’re back. Meet Tusa and Asa at the Small Mammal House. #WeSaveSpecies

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • CVR

    This makes me so happy which I needed today. I’m going to have to visit them this weekend. They always make me smile.

  • AJSE

    Paging PoPville user Red Panda!

    • Red Panda

      :)

  • wdc

    They really are ridiculously cute.

  • Madeleine

    Rejoice! Rusty is the only reason I went to the zoo!

  • fellowpetworthian

    Yay! I have been waiting for this!!!! I love the red pandas and I can’t wait to see them again. I hope they get to be back out in their awesome enclosure on the Asia Trail soon too. Or maybe they have to make it escape proof, since you know the shenanigans Rusty pulled!

    • Farragut

      They may not–I think one concern they had had about the Asia Trail is the crowds for the Giant Panda, especially since the red panda are apparently more active nocturnally. :-/

      • fellowpetworthian

        That is sad. :-( That enclosure is so nice!

  • jcm

    Is Rusty coming back, or is he staying out in the burbs? The front page of the Express that had him and Snowden on it is one of the greatest newspaper fronts ever.

  • Ally

    Not for long (kind of gunning for another crazy Rusty-esque escape)!

  • Rich

    Have never found the great pandas very interesting, but these guys are great and smart enough to escape the crowds of noisy kids that annoy them every day.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list