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SNZCBI receives 3 red pandas

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SNZCBI) announced the reception of three new red pandas.

The trio arrived at the Front Royal facility to breed and help scientists better understand their health.

The trio are described as sweet outgoing and always in the mood for food.

The pandas are named Scarlet, Xena and Taizong and are most active from dawn to dusk.

Most red pandas in North American Zoos are part of the Species Survival Plan for Red Pandas.

The scientist of the Survival Plan attempt to match Red Pandas for the most devise genetics as possible in their offspring.

Click here for pictures and more on the adorable trio.

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