More Red Panda Cubs!

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The red panda cubs at the Sequoia Park Zoo, the offspring of Sumo and Stella Luna, are coming out more than ever as they begin the next phase of their development. They’ve grown quite a bit in recent weeks, but they’re still very fluffy — little fur-balls with tiny legs and beady eyes. There’s two of them, both females. One is a bit shy, and is hesitant to depart from her den. But she did come out briefly to get a drink of water with her mother and her sister:

Oops, she fell in!

One of the young cubs is clearly the more adventurous one. Here she is leaving the den with Stella, her mother:

And soon she’s off on her own, exploring the fascinating world lying in the red panda exhibit:

She looks up and decides she wants to attempt to climb up into a tree:

So up the tree she goes:

Later her sister comes out of the den and immediately attacks her:

The time to see these cubs is now. You’re most likely to see them out of the den when Stella is up and around: after eleven in the morning or after four in the afternoon.