Japan zoo recovers missing red panda after frantic search

The red panda, called Sumire, sits back in its cage at the Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo on December 31, 2015A Japanese zoo scrambled all of its staff Thursday to track down a missing red panda, a zoo spokesman said, finally recovering her in a nearby area. About 20 zoo workers and three police dogs joined the hunt for the missing creature, called Sumire, after she disappeared from her enclosure Wednesday. "Red pandas are not violent animals, but they may scratch you or bite you when they feel threatened," it said in a statement.

December 31, 2015 7:52 am

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