6 Red Pandas Born in India Zoo
NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ Six Himalayan red panda cubs were born in one year in a zoo in northeastern India, a rare feat in breeding the endangered animals in captivity, a news report said Friday.
Four cubs were in one litter and two others were born separately in the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling, Press Trust of India reported. The report did not say when the cubs were born. The town is about 875 miles east of New Delhi.
The red panda lives in the temperate forest belt of the Eastern Himalayan ranges. It feeds on roots, fruits, tender leaves, insects and eggs. The animal is often killed for its rich chestnut red fur.