1. Born on June 16, 2014, this little red panda is being hand-reared at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and is thriving, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo.
4. Although he was in critical condition, so zookeepers took every precaution to ensure his survival.
6. The cub is now 7 weeks old and eating well, according to his keepers.
9. Red pandas typically give birth to litters of four cubs after about four-and-a-half months of pregnancy.
10. Cubs are usually raised by their mothers and stay in the nest until they are 90 days old.
11. Including this birth, ten cubs were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute this year, and seven survived.
12. Overall, more than 100 red pandas have been born at SCBI and 60 of them have survived.
13. Red pandas are considered vulnerable, largely due to habitat loss in their native China, Nepal, and northern Myanmar.
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