Baby red panda adopted by cat dies

The baby red panda adopted by a domestic cat at Amsterdam’s Artis zoo has died, the zoo authorities said on Friday.

A post mortem on the panda showed its windpipe was full of milk, meaning it had choked to death, the zoo said in a statement. The panda, an endangered species, had been making good progress.
The panda was one of two born on June 30 and abandoned by its mother hours later. The other baby died soon after birth. The cat, owned by a keeper, had just given birth to four kittens and readily accepted the new addition to her family.
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