- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Red pandas are back at the Toledo Zoo in northwest Ohio.

Three female red pandas debuted this weekend at the zoo. Zoo officials say it’s the first time they’ve had red pandas since the early 1990s.

Red pandas are cold weather animals that come from the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar and China. But they’re not related to giant pandas.

They’re about the size of a house cat when fully grown and live in trees. They are known for their bushy, ringed tails that they can wrap around themselves like a blanket to keep warm.

They are listed as “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species. The zoo says deforestation, logging and agriculture led to the designation.

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