Red panda debut – it’s a girl!

It’s the first day of autumn and guess what – keepers discovered I’m a girl and have called me Amba.

DZG-red-panda-01-webApparently it’s a Nepalese name, from the region where red pandas originate.

It’s been a busy morning. I’m 91 days old today and I’ve been snuggling close to my mum, Yasmin, in our cosy nest box since I was born.

But today I ventured out and cheeky keepers caught me, wrapped me in a blanket and had a quick peek! 

I wriggled a bit but really didn’t mind too much – they all seem very friendly.

I’m still a little shy about meeting everyone, but mum says you’ll all have to be patient and wait for me to appear.

Hope to see you soon,

Amba XXX