WHAT: Red panda Rusty—who temporarily left his enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo June 24, 2013—will return to his exhibit tomorrow. Staff will move Rusty from the hospital into a behind-the-scenes holding area at his enclosure. Media will see Rusty transported in a crate. When staff determine he is ready, they will release him into the habitat (Note: This may take an hour or longer).
WHEN: Tuesday, July 9
WHO: Don Moore, Associate Director of Animal Care, Smithsonian's National Zoo
WHERE: Red panda exhibit (adjacent to David M. Rubenstein Giant Panda Habitat)
3001 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Note: Park in Bus Parking Lot near Panda Plaza