Mohu Emerges (Briefly)

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This last Sunday, late in the morning, Stella (see above), the female Red Panda resident at Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California, emerged from her den and went for a stroll. Much to her surprise, someone wanted to come with. “Mohu,” Stella’s daughter, peaked out from behind the curtain:

Mohu waddled outside, caused her mother to immediately return to the den:

Very briefly, Mohu was left outside all by herself:

But then Stella reached out and grabbed her little one:

And pulled Mohu back in the den:

For whatever reason, Stella did not want Mohu to be outside quite yet. Meanwhile, Sumo, Mohu’s father, watched the proceedings with mild, almost disdainful, interest: