Red panda cubs recaptured after escaping from habitat at Woodland Park Zoo

The six-month old red panda cubs had an exciting day at the Woodland Park Zoo — the tree branch they were sitting on broke, landing them just outside their exhibit on Dec. 26.

An animal keeper noticed Zeya, one of the two cubs, moving in a behind-the-scenes area at 8:30pm on Wednesday. They responded immediately, luring her down with food relatively quickly, according to a post on the zoo’s Facebook page. She was back in her habitat by midnight.

The other panda, Ila, climbed up a taller tree a short distance away. Because she was so high, zoo staff waited for her to climb down on her own so she wouldn’t become startled and fall.

Staff stayed with Ila throughout the night, and when morning came, brought out her favorite breakfast, apples, in an attempt to encourage her down. She finally climbed down at 11:40am on Thursday, when animal keepers returned her to her habitat.

The two cubs are now back with their mother, Hazel, and are being closely watched to ensure they didn’t sustain any injuries whilst on their hiatus from the exhibit.

“Being in a park-like setting, the zoo is flush with trees and foliage,” the zoo wrote on Facebook. “Exhibits with tall trees and long branches are routinely checked to ensure all animals and guests are safe. The red panda exhibit is being rechecked as a precaution.”


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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Red Panda Rescue Tax when?

2Crows
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2Crows

This is really all you have, isn’t it? Shitposting on MyBallard. That’s so sad.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

You seem to make good use of your time too….

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_pot_calling_the_kettle_black

2Crows
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2Crows

NO, YOU! I’m just fed up with it. It would be nice to go somewhere to talk about local stuff with actual adults and no trolls. Doesn’t look like it’s ever going to happen, though.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

I guess in the old days that was called the real world. Now people are to lazy to talk to their neighbors and need safe spaces online to talk.

Gordito
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Gordito

Speak for yourself.

2Crows
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2Crows

I don’t know about you, but I don’t hang out with trolls in the “real world”.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Cool story bro. Then go hang out with your friends in the real world and have your kumbaya moment.

2Crows
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2Crows

Alternately, you could go troll people without hiding behind internet anonymity, and see how that goes.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Ladies, PLEASE. You’re upsetting the red pandas. Take it outside.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

You mean like hanging out on the street screaming at people while shitting myself and demanding money and free stuff? That kind of trolling?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

oh look, the snowflake elenchos2 is having a hard time when being called out as being nothing better than a troll.

Beaver
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Beaver

So cute! Glad they’re ok and back with their mama.

Beaver
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Beaver

Cute!