Gorgeous Gawa!

Meet gorgeous Gawa, our new red panda! 

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The one year-old male arrived last week from Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands and will soon join our 11 year-old Yasmin in the hillside enclosure.

Section Leader, Jay Haywood, said: “Gawa is beautiful, he’s currently off-show as he settles into DZG life and we’re hoping to introduce him as a companion to Yasmin later this week. 

“Red pandas are always popular species here with their cute and fluffy appearance and it will be great to see two pandas back in the enclosure.”

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A vulnerable species, red pandas are also known as the fire fox. They face ongoing threats in the wild through bamboo tree habitat destruction in their native mountainous forests in the Himalayan region of East India.