Oregon Zoo red panda turns 13

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 20 was the Oregon Zoo’s red panda Moshu’s birthday.

He turned a whopping 13 years old, which is pretty amazing because in the wild red pandas typically live eight to ten years.

Moshu is celebrating in style with his favorite activity: eating.

Here are some interesting facts about Red Pandas from the Oregon Zoo website:

  • Red pandas are from the Himalayas and Southwestern China areas.
  • Red pandas are great climbers and spend most of their time in trees.
  • They eat a diet made up of mostly Bamboo leaves.
  • Red pandas are an endangered species due to population declining by about 50% in the last 20 years.

Find out more about this interesting species on the Oregon Zoo Website.

 

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