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Red Panda Cubs Are The Cutest Additions To A Chicago Zoo

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed its first-ever red panda cubs, and they will surely steal your heart.

Born on June 26, 2015, they appeared in an adorable zoo video four months later. Like the tiny rare aye-aye at the San Diego Zoo, the red pandas are growing quickly and assimilating to their environment.

The video shows them roaming around their habitat with one of their parents. One of the adorable cubs even spots the camera during a comical moment starting at 1:02!

The cubs were named Clark (male) and Addison (female), paying homage to Chicago  those are the streets that intersect at Wrigley Field, aka the home of the Chicago Cubs.

“As a longtime lover of red pandas, I could not be more excited to have the honor of naming Lincoln Park Zoo’s first-ever red panda cubs,” said Sharon Zackfia, a supporter of the zoo. “I am so proud to be a supporter of an institution that has brought so much joy and knowledge to the families of Chicago.”

This endangered mammal, found mainly in mountainous areas of China, Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan, spends most of its day on trees. These herbivores grow to be anywhere between 12 to 20 lbs.

See them below and please SHARE if you can’t get enough of these little ones!

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