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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:03 PM

Red Panda Missing from Columbus Zoo


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Reply Red Panda Missing from Columbus Zoo (Original post)
irisblue Jul 2020 OP
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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:09 PM

1. I hope she is OK

and back home at the zoo soon

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:10 PM

2. "Sherman, set the WABAC Machine on 2013."

JUN 24, 2013, 2:11 PM

Missing Red Panda Recovered by National Zoo After Being Spotted in Adams Morgan
Sarah Anne Hughes

This post has been updated.

Rusty, the National Zoo’s new red panda who took a leave of absence from the park sometime after 6 p.m. last evening, was spotted in Adams Morgan this afternoon. Less than an hour later, he was back in the custody of the National Zoo.

Actress Ashley Foughty photographed the little guy running near 20th and Biltmore Streets NW in Adams Morgan around 1:30 p.m. Foughty told the City Paper she called in the sighting to the National Zoo. She also reported to the City Paper that Rusty looked “normal,” “healthy” and “scared.”

Red panda in our neighborhood! 20th NW and Biltmore. Please come save him!
@nationalzoo1



About an hour later, City Paper intern Dan Singer and WAMU reporter Patrick Madden were on the scene as zoo workers used nets to recover Rusty from a tree near a home on the 1900 block of Biltmore NW.

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JAN 30, 2014, 10:24 AM

Rusty The Red Panda Has Left The National Zoo
Sarah Anne Hughes



It's all Bao Bao's fault!

Washington’s favorite escape artist, Rusty the red panda, has been moved from the National Zoo to the Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. And it’s all Bao Bao’s fault! (Maybe.)

The move has nothing to do with Rusty’s great escape from his exhibit last year. Instead, he and female red panda Shama have been sent to Virginia for breeding. From the Zoo:

Shama has bred in the exhibit at the Zoo before, but it’s possible the increased visitor traffic for giant panda Bao Bao could have compromised successful breeding for this pair. Out at SCBI, Rusty and Shama will get a little extra peace and quiet. Animal keepers report that Rusty and Shama are adjusting well to their new surroundings. Rusty immediately began to explore his new enclosure before munching down some bamboo grown onsite at SCBI.

Undoubtedly, you remember last June when Rusty left his enclosure, likely by climbing over rain-logged trees, and became a fugitive. Following his capture, the National Zoo put Rusty on a 24/7 watch.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 06:22 PM

4. She's safe!!!This from Facebook!

RED PANDA UPDATE!! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is thrilled to announce that Kora, the red panda who was discovered missing from her habitat during the morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, 2020, is home safe and sound.

Despite ongoing thorough search by Zoo staff, Kora was spotted by two guests who noticed her on the ground among dense foliage between the rhino habitat and the entrance of the Pachyderm Building in the Zoo’s Asia Quest region. As previously suspected by her care team members, she was not far from her habitat and her cubs. The guests quickly reported their sighting to team members at 4:43 p.m., who immediately called the Zoo’s Security and Animal Health teams.

As the team arrived to respond, Kora climbed high into a nearby tree. In attempt to coax her down, the team brought her favorite treats and, when that did not work, they carefully brought out her vocalizing cubs. While she was attentive to their sounds and moved toward them, she remained in the tree just above the rooftop of the Pachyderm Building.

Because rain clouds were moving into the area and the team did not want to risk prolonging her return with evening approaching, the decision was made to tranquilize her. She was asleep just six minutes later and at 5:56 p.m., she fell 10 feet into the waiting net of the response team.

Amid clapping and happy tears from Zoo team members, the sleeping Kora was placed in her crate and taken to the Zoo’s Animal Health Center for evaluation where she was provided care and given a clean bill of health.

Kora has since been returned to her habitat in Asia Quest, where she will have the opportunity to reunite with her cubs when she wakes. Her care team will continue their overnight watch to ensure they continue to do well, and red panda father, General Tso, will have the opportunity to join them in the morning.

The Columbus Zoo thanks our community members for the wonderful outpouring of support and offers of assistance while Kora was missing.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 06:50 PM

5. From the Zoos Twitter feed, a photo of her on the zoo grounds

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