Nashville Zoo’s red panda cub Phayara (pronounced fie-ARE-a) has made her debut. The four month old cub, named by a public vote, can be seen on exhibit in the Zoo’s Bamboo Trail.
Following her birth announcement, the Zoo gave the public the opportunity to choose her name through a donation voting system. The winning name Phayara (pronounced fā-yar-a) is a shortened version of the Nepali word Phayraphaska meaning fire fox. The contest raised $1,050 for the Red Panda Network, an organization that supports conservation work for the species around the world.
Guests can see all three of the Zoo’s red pandas on exhibit throughout the day. Red pandas are cold tolerant, so they should be out even as temperatures drop during the upcoming cooler months.
Visit the Nashville Zoo to see the newest Red Panda Cub and all of the other exhibits.