SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Zoo is offering animal-lovers an opportunity to alleviate the Election Day stress by livestreaming its famously adorable trio of red pandas, or, “firefoxes.”
The livestream—which can be viewed here—comes as a collaborative effort between the San Francisco Zoo and San-Francisco-based creator of the internet browser Mozilla Firefox, the Mozilla Foundation; the browser’s name and logo were derived from San Francisco’s red pandas.
Firefox tweeted the event at 10 a.m., encouraging voters to unwind with a lifestream of the San Francisco Zoo’s “completely non-parstian red pandas.”
The footage—which was streamed live from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. features the San Francisco Zoo’s red pandas: Hillary, Hunter and Tenzing, as they go about their daily endeavors, which primarily include: eating, playing and napping. The hour-long video is still available for viewing.
The firefox named “Hillary” is not an endorsement for Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton. She was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who climbed to the peak of Mount Everest in 1953, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Zoo told San Francisco News.
The San Francisco Zoo’s red panda trio resides in the Red Panda Treehouse, which was designed by Animal Planet’s Treehouse Master Pete Nelson.
The red panda species—best known for its heart-warming facial expressions—is endangered and native to mountain forests in parts of China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and India. The fluffy species feeds mainly on young leaves and shoots of bamboo. It is closely related to the raccoon than it is the panda.