Hurray! Rusty, The Runaway Red Panda Is Found! (Video)

by
Sameera Ehteram
Rusty the adorable red panda broke out and had been missing from the Washington D.C. zoo but is thankfully found!

Rusty the adorable red panda broke out and had been missingfrom the Washington D.C. zoo but is thankfully found!

After the news of his disappearance, the raccoon-sized animal became an internet sensation spawning hashtags, live-blogs and humorous twitter accounts.

And it was social media that reunited Rusty with his keepers, as residents of the nearby Adams Morgan neighborhood spotted the wandering animal and tweeted his pictures.

The video shows the tree where Rusty was found.

Back at the zoo, keepers say that he is unharmed and healthy.

"He looks great, he's doing fine. We're going to keep him up at the hospital for a few days for observation and then he'll be back on his exhibit."

It is still unclear how Rusty escaped his enclosure and the zoo is not ruling out the possibility that somebody let him out.

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