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My name is RUA

After 542 suggestions, 264 likes & 4 retweets the baby red panda at Fota Wildlife Park has been named Rua which means red in Gaeilge/Irish.

81 people alone suggested the name through our online competition and the lucky winners pulled from the hat were Thomas & Alice Wright from Dalkey in Co Dublin. Thomas & Alice will get a VIP behind the scenes tour, membership and exclusive goodie bag from the park as a result of winning the competition.

As for Rua, well the good news is that he is thriving in his home at the incubation house at the and is delighted with all the attention that surrounds him at present. He can been seen every day between 10am & 6pm at the incubation house next to the giraffe slide at the park.