Red Panda Day 3rd September 2016
We are holding a special ‘Red Panda Day’ event on Saturday 3rd September 2016!
The event is in aid of the ‘Red Panda Network’, which saves wild Red Pandas and preserves their habitat through the empowerment of local communities by community-based research, education, conservation and carbon mitigation.
The day’s activities will include:
- A raffle to win a chance to feed the Red Pandas at the Park later that afternoon
- Complete the Red Panda Quiz and win a lolly!
- Red Panda Keepers available though the day to talk to you and answer your questions
- A chance to suggest a name for the new cub which can also be seen on the LIVE webcam here https://paradisepark.org.uk/events-and-news/webcams/
- Exclusive badges and keyrings for sale featuring the Parks Red Pandas, Jai-Li, Lang Za, Scarlet and Suri.
This is also an opportunity to introduce the Parks new Red Panda ‘Suri’ who arrived in early August and came from Port Lympne Reserve, the wildlife sanctuary in Kent. This move was part of the European captive breeding programme, which also saw ‘Rusty’ a Red Panda born at Paradise Park last year, move to Krefeld Zoo in Germany to join a mate.
Find out more about the Red Panda Network here www.RedPandaNetwork.org
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, adopting 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.