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Drinking Beer Could Help Save This Adorable Red Panda

By Kim Bellware

Beer drinkers are picking up the tab on a year’s worth of meals for a zoo’s red panda.

Chicago-based DryHop Brewers has teamed up with the Lincoln Park Zoo for a new beer called “I’m Not A Racoon.” A dollar from every pint sold will help buy the bamboo that feeds Tarrei, the zoo’s 11-year-old male (and raccoon-like) red panda, Tarrei.

Tarrei’s appetite costs about $4,500 a year, the zoo said in a statement.

The brew, a Red Saison, took inspiration from Tarrei’s diet with bamboo and mulberry leaf flavorings.

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Source: Huffington Post Green