Courtesy of Potter Park Zoo

Two red panda cubs, one female and one male, were born July 2.  Potter Park's Zoo staff have been conducting regular weight and wellness checks to make sure the animals are healthy.  They have not yet been named.

According to the Lansing State Journal, fully grown red pandas resemble raccoons and are slightly larger than domestic cats, but belong to their own ecological family.  They can live up to 22 years.

The two red pandas won't enter the public exhibit until late September or early October.  Factors such as high temperatures and the mother weaning the cubs too quickly can affect the cubs health, and they just recently opened their eyes and started walking around their nest box.