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28th Jan 2019

A Red Panda Has Escaped From Belfast Zoo

Alan Fisher

A red Panda has escaped from Belfast Zoo.

The PSNI said the animal went missing yesterday and they are urging the public to help locate the little explorer.

They released a statement on their Facebook page which said: ‘Folks.. earlier today a red panda decided to take a surprise vacation from Belfast zoo, it is believed to be currently taking in the sights of beautiful Glengormley.’

They do not want people to approach or attempt to capture the animal because ‘although they are not aggressive by nature they may be defensive when cornered.’

‘Should you see this panda, please ring us on 101, the PSNI along with help from our friends at the zoo will help transport the explorer home.’

‘Our curious friend has not yet learned the green cross code, so if motorists could also be vigilant! Especially within the Glengormley area.’

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the red panda is facing a very high risk of extinction so let’s get this little guy home.

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