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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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News: Cat adopts newborn red panda

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A newborn red panda rejected by its mother in Amsterdam's Artis zoo has been adopted by a domestic cat, the zoo said on Friday

The cat is nursing the red panda, currently about the size of a kitten, along with her own four kittens, the zoo said.

The red panda was born on June 30 and rejected by its mother soon afterwards.

Red pandas look like raccoons and when fully grown are slightly larger than a domestic cat -- substantially smaller than the black and white giant panda.

"They are skilful climbers that, when not foraging on the ground, spend most of their time in the trees curled up with their long, bushy tails wrapped around their heads," the World Wildlife Fund conservation charity said on its website.

(Reporting by Niclas Mika; editing by Philippa Fletcher)


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 01:47 PM
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Those stories are always so sweet. Good for this kitty going the extra mile.


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How sweet is that. Now how can people not love cats. Wonder what prompted the zoo to try that!
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Awww, it's amazing how cats can help out other species like that.
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