Welcome, Biru: Central Park Zoo gets a new red panda
Here’s just about the cutest thing you’ll see all day: the adorable face of a red panda.
1-year-old Biru just joined the Central Park Zoo. He will share the Temperate Territory with his female companion, Amaya.
Red pandas are endangered because of habitat loss caused by deforestation for timber, fuel and agricultural use, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Less than 2,500 red pandas are still in the wild.
Biru is part of the “Species Survival Plan” by the The Bronx, Prospect Park and Central Park Zoos.
You can visit Biru everyday from 10 am to 5:30 pm at the Central Park Zoo.