Twin red pandas displayed at Kushiro Zoo

Baby red panda twins, which were born in July, have gone on display at Kushiro Zoo in eastern Hokkaido. On November 24, the baby red pandas and their mother, Asunaro (5 years old female) were displayed in the outdoor enclosure, where the twins could be seen playing vigorously with each other and running after their mother. When the babies tried desperately to climb up the wooden playground equipment, visitors to the zoo cheered and urged them to “hang-in there”.

The red pandas were on display from November 25–26 and 29–30, between 10 and 11 a.m. The dates and times in December have yet to be determined, and may depend on the weather and physical condition of the animals. The zoo is inviting people to suggest names for the twins, until December 28.

The baby red pandas getting close to their mother, Asunaro (center). November 24 at 10:50 a.m.


Kushiro Zoo