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07/09/2013 09:55 am ET Updated Jul 09, 2013

Rusty, The Red Panda Who Escaped From The National Zoo, Is Back On Exhibit With His Mate (PHOTOS)

Rusty's back!

Since his escape (!) from the National Zoo to one of D.C.'s more bar-filled neighborhoods in late June, Rusty the red panda has been under observation by Zoo staff, and out of public view. (Mostly -- the Zoo has been sending out completely charming photos of the guy on Twitter and Facebook.)

As of Tuesday, Washington's arboreal Houdini -- who is believed to have used a saggy tree canopy to effect his getaway -- is back on display. And how!

Here are more photos from Rusty's first day back with Shama -- do you think he looks like he might be planning another escapade?

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BEFORE YOU GO
Rusty The Red Panda
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Rusty The Red Panda

Hey, remember that time a red panda went missing from the National Zoo?

We missed you, Rusty -- next time you're going out, leave a note, eh?

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National Zoo's Red Panda Cubs In 2011
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National Zoo's Red Panda Cubs In 2011

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