After many years of waiting, the Lake District Wildlife Park has finally been gifted a male red panda, in the hope that it breeds with the resident female.
'Charu' was brought over from Dublin Zoo as part of a breeding programme, to help increase numbers of the endangered species.
Lori Carnochan has been to see how he's settling in:
Have you got the Bank Holiday blues? Sad about going back to work tomorrow?
Well today ITV Border went to visit the newest addition to the Lake District Wildlife Zoo- 'Charu'.
He's a male red panda, he's very, very cute and we think he'll make you smile:
The Lake District Wildlife Park has taken delivery of a male red panda, in the hope that it will breed with the resident female.
'Charu' was brought over from Dublin Zoo as part of a special conservation breeding project.
The red panda conservation status has escalated from vulnerable to endangered, due to the population decreasing by 50% over the past three generations.
"The animals are moved from collection to collection to ensure good genetic diversity and the breeding of them.
"It's managed right across Europe with several zoos breeding them, raising funds and awareness, and also breeding a captive population of panda.
"Finally it's our turn and we've managed to get a male and female paired up together."
Zoo keepers say Charu has settled in well after his journey over from Dublin and that early indications show that he's quite keen on female panda Meili.
The gestation period for red pandas is four to six months so if all goes to plan then cubs could be appearing around Spring time.
Hundreds of amateur and professional kiters are expected to attend Birdoswald Roman Fort this weekend for the Carlisle Kite Festival.
Husband and wife Peter and Sarah Bindon are on hand to teach the festival goers how to fly kites.
There is also a chance for you to design your own kite and then take it up to the skies in the surrounds of the Roman Fort.
The festival is on until Monday.
After a grey start in places most areas will have a dry day with some warm sunshine.
However, a few showers are possible later, which may turn heavy and thundery.
Maximum Temperature 19 °C.