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In addition to how he got out, one of the remaining worries is whether he ate anything bad for him.

Like a giant panda, Rusty’s diet consists of bamboo and occasionally fruit, and he spends much of his time in trees. The red panda is an endangered species and is recognizable by its reddish-brown coat.

Rusty has been part of the exhibit for only about three weeks, zoo officials said, and came just this year from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska as a potential breeding mate for 6-year-old Shama.