By: Amanda Macias, The Associated Press A new zoo in Brooklyn is giving its animals the gift of love.
The park’s first-ever mascot, a giant red panda, is named D-Pooper.
He is the only animal at the zoo that will not be able to communicate with humans.
D-pooper is the mascot of the park’s new animal sanctuary, D-Culture, and he is the first of the zoo’s zoo animals to be trained to communicate.
The sanctuary is part of D-Pod, a partnership between the city and the American Animal Hospital Association.
The AHA and the city agreed to create D-pod because, after D-Roper was adopted from the Animal Hospital, the zoo had become overrun with pandas and tigers.
The pandas were killing animals.
So the zoo needed a way to help pandas to not be killed.
So they decided to give them some love.
A new mascot, D