12/6/2011

An otherwise healthy, five-year-old red panda died after undergoing surgery for gastric torsion at Michigan's Potter Park Zoo, according to zoo veterinarian Tara Harrison. "This is common among dogs and other deep-chested animals," said Dr. Harrison. "It is thought to be uncommon in red pandas, though research on the species is fairly new so this is a unique case."

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