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Published July 23, 2013, 04:44 PM

The Red River Zoo has an adorable addition

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Red River Zoo is proud to announce it's new and very cute addition.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Red River Zoo is proud to announce it's new and very cute addition.

Mattie the Red Panda cub was born on June 14th.

He now weighs about 2 pounds and his red color is starting to develop.

When he is full grown he'll weigh in at about 17 pounds.

Right now, Mattie is staying indoors, and close to mom.

When he gets a few months older, he'll make his big debut to the public.

Marcy Thompson- Red River Zoo: "Really really exciting, you know the Pandas numbers in the wild are not very good and actually in populations in zoos are not very good, the Red River Zoo actually owns a quarter of the red panda population in North America."

Mattie is now the ambassador of the zoo and the Matbus mascot, which he's named after.

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