Kora The Red Panda Found Safe In Columbus Zoo
A red panda that disappeared from its habitat at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium “is home safe and sound.”
The zoo says two visitors on Thursday spotted Kora on the ground among dense foliage between the rhino habitat and the pachyderm building.
The small nocturnal mammal, which is about the size of a raccoon, was last seen in her Asia Quest habitat on Tuesday evening.
Red panda Kora is home safe and sound! Two guests spotted her in the Asia Quest region and alerted Zoo staff. Due to approaching rain clouds, the team decided to tranquilize her. She was evaluated at Animal Health and will soon be reunited with her cubs! https://t.co/INFrkt8sB2 pic.twitter.com/dddFuD6BD0— Columbus Zoo (@ColumbusZoo) July 23, 2020
The zoo says the red panda climbed high into a tree. Efforts to coax her down with food and her cubs failed, so she was tranquilized and fell 10 feet into a net. Kora was evaluated by a health team and will be reunited with her cubs.