International Red Panda DayFranklin Park Zoo
Saturday, September 17, 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., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. at the new red panda exhibit within Nature’s Neighborhoods – the George Robert White Fund 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. Zoo New England is also currently supporting the Red Panda Network through the Quarters for Conservation program.
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.
- Learn more about red pandas in Franklin Park Zoo's Animal section.