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Red panda kit born at Edinburgh Zoo
Pictured: The newest addition to the red panda enclosure.
Keepers have captured the first images of the baby red panda.

The first images have been released of a red panda born at Edinburgh Zoo.

Keepers at the Zoo were excited to capture the first images of the eight-week-old red panda kit, who is yet to be named.

Born on 10 July 2021, to Ginger and Bruce, the kit will remain in the cubbing den until they become more independent. 

The kit will receive health checks from the RZSS's wildlife conservation charity teams in the next few weeks, and will be named afterwards. 

It is hoped that visitors will have the opportunity to spot the young red panda in the next few months, as it begins to explore the outdoor enclosure. 

The birth of the small red panda kit is a cause for celebration for the RZSS, as red pandas are an endangered species, mostly due to habitat loss. 

Image © RZSS

 

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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at petplanvet.co.uk and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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New online CPD otitis podcast created

A new 15 minute podcast on treating animals with otitis has been created by Dechra Veterinary Products. Featuring general practice vet Carolyn Kyte and veterinary dermatology specialist Natalie Barnard, the two vets will discuss their experiences treating otitis, and why owners are significant in successful treatment.

Dechra Brand Manager Carol Morgan commented: "What Carolyn and Natalie bring to the table with their new podcast for the Dechra Academy is a light and insightful discussion about communication and education being the keystone for better otitis outcomes and how vets can improve on their consultation skills to handle cases better."`

The podcast, called 'Think Differently about Otitis', is available to access for free on the Dechra Academy on-demand learning platform here.