John Ball Zoo's red panda makes his debut

Wyatt's debut at the zoo

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The John Ball Zoo's newest addition, a red panda named Wyatt, has made his official debut this weekend.

Wyatt is the first red panda to ever come to the John Ball Zoo. The 5-year-old panda was a little camera shy, but that can be expected considering it's Wyatt's first official weekend on display in his new home. 

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There are less than 10,000 red pandas left in the wild -- making them endangered. Red pandas like Wyatt are part of the Species Survival Plan, a breeding program in accredited zoos.

The John Ball Zoo is still in its summer hours and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week.

For more information about Wyatt and other animals at the John Ball Zoo, visit their website.

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April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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