Animal Planet Theorizes: Why Did Rusty the Red Panda Escape?
By: Jodi Westrick
Yesterday, the National Zoo reported that a male Red Panda, Rusty, had somehow managed to leave his enclosure. Worried that he could have been sick or stolen, D.C. kept an eye out for the cute little creature and, luckily, he was found in the D.C. neighborhood of Adams Morgan - not far from the Zoo.
So, we had to wonder - why did he escape? What could he have gotten up to during his time out of the Zoo?
We imagined a few scenarios in our most recent photo gallery. But, tell us, why do you think he left the Zoo? And what else could he have gotten up to while out of his enclosure? Share with us in the comments below!