Triplet joy for endangered Red Pandas
I have not blogged for a few months but I came across this story and thought I would share it. Red Pandas are endangered and it is good to hear that China is doing something about it.
Conservationists in China are celebrating the birth of eight rare Red Panda cubs, including two sets of triplets.
Their population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 mature adults, and continues to decline as their natural forest habitat is cleared.
The Bad News:
In southwest China the Red Panda is hunted for its pelt and especially for its highly-valued bushy tail.
Their fur is often used for local cultural ceremonies, and in weddings the bridegroom traditionally carries the hide.
Let us hope China will keep up the good work with Red Pandas both in their breading programme and in educating their people about the Red Pandas plight.
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