Panda cubs need names

Zoo keeper Kylie Martin keeps an eye on her young charges. Photo / Christine Cornege
Zoo keeper Kylie Martin keeps an eye on her young charges. Photo / Christine Cornege

They're now more than 4 months old but three Nepalese panda cubs at Hamilton Zoo are still without names.

The rare mammals, who were part of a global breeding programme, are slow developers so naming them was the last thing on zoo curator Sam Kudeweh's mind.

"We have been closely monitoring them and all three cubs are doing great. Their personalities are clearly shining through and it's definitely time to name them.

"One of the boys has a white back foot, and is quite a feisty character, one likes to start play sessions with his brothers, and the third leads the way on exploring sessions."

He's calling on members of the public to come up with names for the cubs. There are now six red pandas at the zoo.

To enter
Email: competition@hamiltonzoo.co.nz or visit the Hamilton NZ Facebook page.

- NZ Herald

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