The cub’s mother, Tilly, showed signs of nesting two weeks after the death of her breeding partner, Nam Pang.
Birth of endangered red panda cub a ‘beautiful ending’ to a sad story
The cub of an endangered red panda born in the UK has been described as a “symbol of hope”.
Red panda Tilly, from Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, 48km north of London, gave birth to a cub affectionally referred to as Little Red on July 16, and the incredible moment was captured by CCTV cameras at the zoo.
???? ❤️ ‘MIRACLE’ RED PANDA CUB BORN!! ❤️????— Paradise Wildlife Park (@ParadiseWLPark) August 16, 2022
We are proud to announce that our red panda; Tilly has given birth to a ‘miracle’ cub! ????
We will continue to share exciting updates of the ‘little red’ cub across our social media! ????#paradisewildlifepark pic.twitter.com/5gI976mEEW
However, the moment was tinged with sadness as Tilly’s partner Nam Pang died in June, about a month before Little Red was brought into the world.
The couple met via the European Ex-Situ Breeding Programme, which aims to create a safety net for endangered species in the wild.