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Twin red panda cubs spotted at Chester Zoo

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Twin red panda cubs spotted at Chester Zoo

Twin red panda cubs spotted at Chester Zoo

Endangered red panda cubs emerge from den at Chester Zoo.

Twin red panda cubs have been photographed emerging from their den for the first time.

The rare pair - one male, one female - have been spotted by visitors.

“Thriving” twins - named Huo Hu and Tiang Tang - seen exploring their habitat.


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