Two cubs of the endangered red panda species have been born at the Kansas City Zoo.
The males, born June 26, now weigh about 8 ounces and are with their mother in a nesting box. But visitors to the zoo can view them via a closed-circuit monitor at the Tiger Trail section. They will grow to about 2 feet long.
The zoo’s adult red pandas were matched for breeding by a species survival plan that manages the 116 animals in U.S. zoos. Kansas City last had a red panda birth in 2006. The species is native to the Himalayan region.