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Endangered red panda arrives at tailor-made zoo home

An endangered red panda has arrived at his new tailor-made habitat at Bristol Zoo Project.

Nilo, who is three years old, is part of a crucial European breeding programme for red pandas.

Researchers believe the population has declined by 40% over the past 50 years, with as few as 2,500 believed to be left in the wild.

Nilo was pictured exploring his new surroundings (Ben Birchall/PA)
Nilo was pictured exploring his new surroundings (Ben Birchall/PA)

The habitat at Bristol Zoo Project has been designed to fit the needs of red pandas, a spokeswoman said.

Features include a large cedar tree at the centre, providing climbing opportunities for Nilo.

Nilo, who previously lived at Whipsnade Zoo, was pictured exploring his new surroundings on Thursday.