UPDATE: Rusty has been captured! He was found in Adams Morgan where he was probably intending to get a jumbo slice, but instead he’s been picked up and brought back home.

Have you ever spent every minute of every day wanting to cuddle a red panda? Well, if you live in D.C. you may  be in luck, because this adorable little fella has gone walkabout:


In all seriousness, though, do not cuddle him:

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And actually, chances are pretty good he’s not going to show up near your house:

But we’re enjoying thinking about a rebellious Rusty running with a raccoon gang.


Run free, little guy! And then, uh, come back, because red pandas are a vulnerable species and we’d hate for anything to happen to you.