On Tuesday, August 7, Missouri’s Kansas City Zoo confirmed that their first red panda parents, Kate and Randy, were welcoming triplets on July 11.
Can we get a group aww? Sharing the happy news on their social media channels, the zoo published three pictures of the adorable twins and told the audience that Kate and children are doing “awesome.”
“Both relatives are first-timers and it’s fairly common to have three children raised at once, but mom does a excellent work waiting for them.” The zoo clarified that they still have to identify the children and expect to announce the triplet genders once they get closer.
The zoo shared in the declaration: “To ensure that it gains weight at a healthy rate, the smallest of the cubs received additional feedings from the zookeepers.”
For the next three months, Kansas City Zoo plans to keep the cubs behind the scenes as they get used to living in Missouri. The zoo also shared that in October they thought the cubs would be ready to make their public debut.
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It’s three times the cuteness on Tiger Trail! Our red panda parents, Randy and Kate, welcomed three cubs on July 11. Both parents are first-timers and it’s pretty rare to have three cubs born at once, but Mom is doing a great job caring for them. The youngsters will stay in the nest box for a few months and their genders are unknown at this point, but we hope to announce them very soon!! 📷: Sara & Natalie, Zookeepers