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a red panda inside a zoo enclosure in Darjeeling, India
February 15, 2016

A Ponderous Panda

A red panda appears to be deep in thought at the Darjeeling Zoo in West Bengal, India, home to a breeding center for the endangered animals. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) has seen its population reduced by approximately 50 percent over the last two decades. The Darjeeling Zoo’s red panda program, which began in 1994, currently has six males and six females after two of the animals died in 2015.

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Photograph by Surendra Pradhan, National Geographic Your Shot

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