Public appeal for panda names from Fota Wildlife Park

The baby red panda emerged from its nesting box today

Public appeal for panda names from Fota Wildlife Park

Image: Fota Wildlife Park/Twitter

Members of the public are being asked to come up with a name for the latest arrival to Fota Wildlife Park in Co. Cork.

A new red panda, born in late June, has finally emerged from its nesting box.

The baby, who is male, was born to mum Bonnie, aged five, and seven year old dad Pete. The new arrival is Bonnie's fifth cub, with both said to be doing well.

There are as few as 2,500 mature red pandas remaining in the wild.

Name suggestions are coming in thick and fast on Twitter: