PHOTOS: Meet the Atascadero zoo's red panda


Oh, it’s so cute. The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero recently put its red panda out for public adoration. The native of China, Bhutan, India and Nepal is a true panda. The giant panda is actually a species of bear. The bamboo-eating red panda is sometimes called a firefox. The 2-year-old male named Ruskan is in a temporary exhibit while a permanent exhibit is being built.