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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- One exhibit at the Greensboro Science Center is now twice as exciting!

There are two red pandas at the science center now.

Tai -- a male -- who's been there for four years and Usha -- a female red panda who came to Greensboro from the Calgary Zoo in Canada.

The pair spent some time out of the exhibit getting to know each other.

They're back in the exhibit now and the science center is hoping for some cubs.

“We were actually really lucky. We didn't think we'd be able to get a mate for Tai so hopefully in the future that means we have red panda cubs and become an active participate in the Red Panda Species Survival Plan Program," said Rachael Campbell, an animal caregiver at the Greensboro Science Center.

Red pandas are endangered.

Researchers believe the total population of red pandas has declined by 50 percent over the past two decades.

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