Dog Wet Nurse Saves Panda Cubs in China

Dog Wet Nurse Saves Panda Cubs In China

After being abandoned after birth, two red panda cubs were rescued by an unlikely surrogate- a white dog in a zoo in Taiyuan in north China’s Shanxi province. The two red panda cubs, born on June 25, are now thriving. The canine wet nurse belongs to a farmer from a nearby suburb. She is raising the two panda cubs, along with her birth pups, like they are her own.  At 3-weeks-old, the baby red panda cubs have yet to open their eyes and have doubled in length to 20 centimeters. Unlike the more well-known, bear-like giant pandas, red pandas resemble raccoons with long bushy tails. There are believed to be fewer than 2,500 adult red pandas in the world.

red panda

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One Response to Dog Wet Nurse Saves Panda Cubs in China

  1. Son of Odin says:

    Red Pandas are so awesome!

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