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Kush the red panda sighted

Tue, 22 Oct 2019

James Gale snapped Kush the red panda near his home
James Gale snapped Kush the red panda near his home

Kush the red panda missing from the Curraghs Wildlife Park since last week, has been spotted alive and well.

The animal escaped its enclosure after a tree limb came down forming an escape bridge.

James Gale who lives nearby, had set up a wildlife camera and left food to see if the Panda was around.

Posting on social media, James said:

'Found the panda! We just need to catch him now..

'It was Carl’s hunting skills that worked! He cut down some bamboo and put it in front of his nature camera.
We thought the chances were slim but we caught the panda on camera within 12 hours of setting it up. Then again and again.
Hopefully we will see him again tomorrow.'

The good news comes as park officials appealed for people to keep a watch out, especially as the busy A3 TT Course is next to the Park.

There were fears the animal could be run over if it had ventured in the direction of the road.

With Kush still at large, its adventure is not over yet, as the next task is to bring him back safely to the Park.


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