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Red Panda Fact #27 - Anywhere from nine months to a year and a half, most red panda cubs will be removed from their birth zoos and transferred to other facilities. There are two reasons for this. One, as they approach maturity, mothers will ween their offspring, and adult males will grow more and more territorial. The second is that most red pandas are part of an SSP, or Species Survival Plan. Zoologists will look at the red panda population on record and try to find a good match, so that strong genetics and diversity are well represented in the population. From time to time, even adult red pandas will be transferred for the same reason, particularly if a pair has had several litters together. This prevents genetic defects from becoming common in the zoo based populations.
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