Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.

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Red Panda

International Red Panda Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us and zoos worldwide as we celebrate International Red Panda Day. Enjoy red panda-themed activities and find out how you can help this species.

Stop by an education station, or meet with a zookeeper and learn more about red pandas at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the red panda exhibit within the Children’s Zoo.

Did you know:

  • Zoo New England is committed to the conservation of these animals and is an active participant in the Red Panda Species Survival Plan (SSP) – a cooperative, inter-zoo program coordinated nationally through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. SSPs are designed to maintain genetically diverse and demographically stable captive populations of species.

  • In the wild, this endangered species faces threats including illegal hunting and habitat destruction due to increased logging and farming. The red panda is known for its soft, dense red fur that covers even the soles of its feet and keeps it warm in the forests of its Himalayan habitat, as well as its ring-tail and mask-like face.

  • You can support the care and feeding of our animals through Zoodoption! Zoodopt a red panda (pictured here) today!

  • Come dressed for the occasion! Visit our Kids' Corner to print your own red panda mask (pictured here).

  • Print a red panda bookmark.

  • Learn more about red pandas in Franklin Park Zoo's Animal section.

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