Contact Us

Binghamton Zoo Welcomes Baby Red Panda

@BinghamtonZoo/Twitter

Zhin-Li, a red panda, was born at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park on June 18.

Zoo officials announced the birth on Thursday, saying the young cub weighs about two pounds and is thriving.

Zoo executive director Steven Contento says a female panda also born with Zhin-Li did not survive.

Speaking on WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now, Contento said Zhin-Li has made it past the 30-day mark which is critical for red pandas born in captivity.

Contento said the new cub’s name means “treasure.”

Zhin-Li may not be viewable directly by zoo visitors for two or three months because he’s expected to spend most of his time in one of two nesting boxes with his mother.

A camera has been installed so visitors should occasionally catch a glimpse of the cub on a video monitor.

Contento said everyone at the zoo was excited about the arrival of Zhin-Li. He said: “We’re just tickled pink!”

More from WNBF

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!