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12 Red Pandas Who Can't Wait For Summer Vacation

Let the countdown begin! See the adorably cute red pandas at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo this summer, and hashtag your pics with #NYIsWild for a chance to win a trip to Belize!

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1. Ya know, at first, winter was kind of fun... / Via

Because rolling around in the snow can be a blast.

2. ...but after a few weeks, it got really, really, really hard. / Via

The ❄️snow❄️ quota was officially met.

3. And now, it's "spring"...but like, is it really?

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4. The days are definitely longer, but the warmth still feels so far away.

When was the last time you felt temperatures above 55° in New York?
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When was the last time you felt temperatures above 55° in New York?

5. Well, perk up, because guess what.

Are you ready for this?


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7. Which sounds totally crazy...but, for real! SUMMER! IS! COMING!

8. There will be trees to hang from...

What a sweet feeling!
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What a sweet feeling!

9. ...and lots of playing to do!

10. Everything will taste sweeter!

nom nom nom
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nom nom nom

11. And there will be so many friends to hang out with.

"Hey, Barb!!!"

12. But, most importantly, that sunshine will feel just as good as you remember!

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Celebrate the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 120th anniversary and enter the 120 Ways #NYIsWild contest.

Whenever you visit a WCS park like the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, or Central Park Zoo this summer, tag your Instagram pics with the hashtag "#NYIsWild" for the chance to win some special prizes!