Endangered Red panda cubs emerge from Chester Zoo den

A PAIR of endangered red panda cubs born at Chester Zoo have emerged from their den for the first time.

The rare twins – named Huo Hu, meaning ‘Firefox’, and Tiang Tang, meaning ‘Heaven’ – were born in June.

After staying tucked up in nest boxes for several months – with mum Nima and dad Koda – they have now been photographed exploring their outside habitat at the zoo.

Classed by conservationists as endangered in the wild, red pandas are found in the mountainous regions of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar and southern China.