New red panda babies are named by the public

Red panda babies SUS-140909-111359001
Red panda babies SUS-140909-111359001
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The red panda babies born at Drusillas Park on June 16 have just been named Mya and Anmar – thanks to a zoo visitor’s Facebook suggestion.

The twins, a boy and a girl, were named after Facebook followers were asked to make suggestions that reflect their native history. Mya and Anmar were chosen because red pandas are found in the high-altitude forests of Myanmar, or Burma, as it is more commonly known.

At 12 weeks old, they now have the clearly defined markings of their parents. Their fur has deepened into the distinctive red-brown coat and both have darker eye stripes.