"Archibald the red panda cub was born in June, and unfortunately, as the runt of the litter, he was rejected by his mother. Mill Mountain Zoo staff stepped in to hand-rear him, bottle feeding the little guy, and taking him home at night. Now they are setting up a panda nursery for him and another orphaned red panda cub that will be arriving soon so he can learn to socialize with his own species. Archie will only remain in Roanoke until he is 9 months old, and then he will be placed in another zoo via the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Species Survival Plan. While he probably won't be on public display at the Mill Mountain Zoo, his sister has made her debut in the panda den and has been spending a few hours a day in full view."
Baby zoo animals: Where to find them this fall
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:00 AM by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge