Red panda cub Tofu makes public debut at Detroit Zoo

Photo - Detroit Zoo/Roy Lewis

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) – A red panda cub has made her public debut at the Detroit Zoo.

The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak says Tofu, the offspring of 10-year-old mother Ta-Shi and 6-year-old father Shifu, was born June 22.

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The zoo says Tofu was spotted last weekend close to her mother in their wooded habitat.

The red panda is mostly shy and solitary. It’s about the size of a house cat, with rust-colored fur and an 18-inch white-ringed tail. They’re skilled climbers, spending most of their time hanging from tree branches or lounging on limbs.

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