The Denver Zoo just got approximately 158 percent cuter with the introduction of two baby red pandas.
The brothers, who have yet to be named, were born on Aug. 27 to the zoo’s resident red pandas, Faith and Hamlet. Right now, they each weigh just over 1 pound.
They’re healthy and growing quickly, according to a press release, but they still won’t be out in public for a few weeks. Keepers say “the brothers are pretty feisty when they wrestle each other.”
This is Faith and Hamlet’s second litter. They came to the Denver Zoo in 2015 from New York and Toronto, respectively, through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan. The breeding recommendation ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals.
Faith and Hamlet’s first litter was born in June 2016. Those cubs, Lali and Masu, were moved to Illinois and Virginia under the same program.
Anyway, here’s what you came here for. I highly recommend watching with the sound on.