GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Thursday, the Greensboro Science Center's new red panda cub named Ravi made his public debut.
Ravi was born on June 20 at the center. He moved to the Shearer Animal Hospital on July 14, where guests were able to see him through a window.
Kelly Rauch, Red Panda String Lead, said, "Ravi will be located in an incubator until he is larger and mobile enough to be housed in a modified pack-n-play."
In addition to seeing Ravi through the window, guests were invited to watch feedings.
Feeding times are subject to change, but the center said they usually happen between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
"He is a very fast eater so feedings will not be very long but we will have an educator answering questions at that time. As he ages and is awake longer, there will be more opportunities for visitors to see the panda team interacting with him," Rauch said.
Ravi's birth is a special one for the center. He is the first successful red panda birth at the GSC as part of a breeding program to help preserve at-risk species.