Red Panda Webcam
Currently our Red Panda breeding program is on hold. Paradise Park participates in a Red Panda ‘studbook’, swapping with other collections to keep the captive population healthy in case there might be a need for a reintroductions in future years.
For your info – The last cub born to Red Panda Jai-Li, was on July 10th 2016. The cub was named ‘Koda’.
Jai-Li (which means beautiful) was born on 28th June 2011 and came to Paradise Park in 2012 to join Lang-Za, who was born at Marwell Zoo on 16th June 2006 and arrived at the Park back in December 2008.
Recent data suggests that Red Panda population numbers may be as low as 2,500, due to continuous loss of habitat and wildlife trading. The existing population is expected to experience additional declines of 10% every 10 years. People can help by joining the www.redpandanetwork.org, spreading the word, adopt a Red Panda or sponsoring a Forest Guardian. These guardians not only conduct awareness-building workshops on red pandas with local villages and schools but also serve as a basis for continuing The Red Panda Network’s baseline research and monitoring and the establishment of community-based protected areas.
Did you know that the Red Panda is also called a ‘Firefox’, and it’s where the internet browser got its name in support of the Red Panda.