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.
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.