Rare red panda now calls Houston home

March 26, 2009 4:59:23 PM PDT
A rare animal made its debut at the Houston Zoo Thursday morning. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

'Toby' is a red panda sent from the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. In nature, they live in the Himalayan foothills.

Although not as well known as giant pandas, red pandas are the originals. They were being described by scientists 50 years before the giant panda was named.

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