Help name the Knoxville Zoo's Red Panda cubs

Submit your name:

Names accepted through August 28, 2013

Online:

knoxvillezoo.org

Mail:

"Panda Names"

P.O. Box 6040

Knoxville, TN 37914

In Person:

Knoxville Zoo Shop

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knoxville Zoo wants your help naming their two new red panda cubs! The cute little cubs, a boy and a girl, were born on June 1 and are about ready to brave the world outside the next box. Anyone can make a suggestion from which zoo officials will pick the finalists and ask the public to vote on them.

Zoo officials are encouraging people to submit names that pay homage to the red pandas' native range in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, India, and China, or ones that reflect their birthplace in East Tennessee.

Only 11 weeks-old, the cubs are already beginning to show distinct personality traits, zoo officials said. They said the female cub is quite feisty, and does not hesitate to demonstrate her ferocity with an intimidating “huff-quack”-a cross between a hiss and a bark- to keep strangers at bay.

Her brother, on thhe other hand, appears to have inherited the easy-going personality of his father, Madan, and does not let anything “ruffle his fur”.

The cubs are doing well, being reared by their first-time mother, Scarlett. Their births brings the total number of cubs born at the Knoxville Zoo to 106, making it one of the toop two zoos in the world for breeding red pandas.

Red pandas are endangered, mainly because their native habitat is being destroyed.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 220365011