If you're dying to hear some feel-good news in Alberta for a change, you're not alone. Thankfully, the Calgary Zoo always comes through when we need them most. Back in June, the zoo welcomed a brand new red panda baby to their family and she is officially making her public debut on Wednesday, October 30. Fair warning, the Calgary Zoo red panda cub is so cute you might not be able to handle it.
The Calgary Zoo announced on Twitter today that the little cutie, Udaya (a Hindu name meaning "Dawn"), will be emerging for the public to see for the first time ever after spending the summer bonding with her mom in the nursery. The adorable cub's parents are Dusk (father) and Sakura (mother). Of course, they are pretty cute themselves.
Naturally, the internet is going wild after an image of Udaya was posted by the Calgary Zoo and the news was shared that the public is now able to come see her. Fully-grown red pandas are cute enough, so this cub has got us losing our minds. You can officially head down to the zoo and see this beautiful baby along with her red panda family.
The good news just keeps coming. We've got more panada-related excitement to share. Last month, Calgary's twin panada cubs were set to move back to China. The Calgary Zoo even threw a massive weekend-long farewell bash in their honour.
But on October 28, the zoo announced that the cuddly twins, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, will be staying in Calgary until 2020. According to the post, the delay is due to permitting and transport availability. Regardless, we’re certainly not mad to have our favourite panda twins around for longer.
If you are a fan of pandas, red or giant, you should probably head down to the zoo immediately. The red panda baby won't be tiny forever and the giant panda cubs will be moving back to China in 2020. If you needed the incentive to go look at pandas, now you have it.
The Calgary Zoo is constantly hosting exciting adults-only nights, holiday events, and parties that make an already exciting experience even more fun. If you're ever on the lookout for cute dates or unique activities, you know where to look.
If you're in tears about the cuteness of this little red panda cub, you are not alone.