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Twitter has heart eyes for these baby red pandas at the Cincinnati Zoo

They’re Fiona the hippo’s neighbors.


Sunny Kim

Internet Culture

People are falling in love with red pandas all over again after the Cincinnati Zoo uploaded a video of the adorable creatures roaming its facilities.

The @CincinnatiZoo Twitter account is constantly posting cute photos and videos of its animals with snappy hashtags to engage its loyal 218,000 followers. The zoo is also home to the beloved hippo Fiona.

Of course, part of the zoo’s efforts are to protect the animals from extinction. Red pandas are classified as endangered animals, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the population has declined by 50 percent over the last three generations in 18 years. According to its website, the Cincinnati Zoo works with conservation organizations on research and strategies for maintaining the species.

The little cuties are absolutely worth saving.


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