Paradise Park

Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

Events and things to do throughout the year including Easter Egg Hunts, summer flying displays, Quiz trails around the Park, Halloween Pumpkin Trail and more.

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Make it a birthday to remember with your choice of four themed party rooms with the birthday child’s name displayed on the door.

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We want children to get as much as possible from a visit – wildlife education, inspiration about the natural world and active fun.

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Koda sets off on a wonderful new adventure!

Red Panda ‘Koda’ (meaning ‘little bear’) was born at Paradise Park back in July 2016 to mum Jai-Li (who has had seven cubs at Paradise Park!).

Last week Koda started a new adventure, heading off to Chester Zoo to join resident Red Panda Nima.

Keeper Donna Sinclair explains “Paradise Park participates in the Red Panda European Captive Breeding Programme, which is why Koda has moved to form a new pairing and create his own little family. The training that we do here at the Park meant that his transfer went very smoothly and we look forward to seeing photos and video of him in his new home at Chester Zoo.”

Red Panda mum Jai-Li and Koda at Paradise Park in Cornwall Koda having a Lazy Sunday
LEFT: More recently, Koda and Mum Jai-Li at Paradise Park RIGHT: Here is Koda having a lazy Sunday morning!

Chester Zoo Pick up Red Panda Koda from Paradise Park June 2018
Chester Zoo arrive to transport Koda to his new home

Mum Jai-Li moves Koda to a new location Red Panda cub Koda born 2016
LEFT: From 2016, Mum Jai-Li carefully carrying Koda to a new den RIGHT: Close up of Koda as  cub

The species is generally quiet except for squealing and grunting by cubs, and whistling communication sounds. The Red Panda lives in bamboo forests on the slopes of the Himalayas, and is classed as Endangered. It is believed that their numbers could now be as low as 2,500. The existing population is expected to decline by 10% every 10 years. Paradise Park has raised over £5,000 to help the conservation of Red Pandas in the wild through the Becoming a member helps to spread the word, and you can adopt a Red Panda or sponsor a Forest Guardian. These guardians conduct awareness-building workshops in local villages and schools. Plus research for the Red Panda Network and establish community-based protected areas.

Looking back – When Koda was a cub just a couple of months old, and a recent vet check before his move, and lastly enjoying some bamboo!

Find out more about our Red Panda’s here

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