Adopt a Panda

Give a gift that will help preserve this species for future generations

These red pandas live in the forests of Eastern Nepal which form one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Your symbolic adoption of one of these pandas will go directly to the conservation of red pandas and many other unique and threatened species who live here including clouded leopards and Himalayan black bears.

For each adoption of $50 or more, you will receive (via email) an official adoption certificate and infosheet. You will also be a member of Red Panda Network.

tenzing

Adopt Tenzing

Adopt meTenzing’s name comes from the famous Nepalese climber, Tenzing Norgay, who was the first to summit Mt. Everest. Red panda Tenzing lives in the mid-hills of the Kanchenjunga Mountains that also serves as home to villages that depend on his forest for survival.

adopt pinju

Adopt Pinju

Adopt mePinju lives in the proposed Panchthar-Ilam-Singhalila Red Panda Protected Forest in eastern Nepal. He is a young male. In addition to bamboo, he enjoys eating sorbus fruits from mountain ash trees.

sita

Adopt Sita

Adopt meSita is five years old and has two cubs that she keeps safe from leopards and domestic dogs. She loves taking her cubs to the stream to drink water and teaching them how to climb trees and eat bamboo.

bhim

Adopt Bhim

Adopt meBhim is named after a strong Indian hero and is the father of Sita’s cubs. He is a protective dad and makes sure his cubs are always safe. Bhim travels with them to the stream and teaches them how to escape danger.

adopt sanju

Adopt Sanju

Adopt meSanju spends most of the day sleeping and roaming the Red Panda Protected Forest. She loves to eat bamboo and hang out near streams.

niyati

Adopt Niyati

Adopt meNiyati’s mother is Sita and her father is Bhim. She lives in the Surke forest of Ilam district in eastern Nepal. She has had to adapt to the increasing development of this region as tea production has become a major use of land in the area.

Adoption FAQs – If I Adopt A Red Panda

How will I receive my adoption package? You will receive your adoption package through email. We want to make sure as much money as possible goes directly to saving red pandas. By providing the benefits of your adoption online via email, we incur little to no cost and can put that money directly into conservation.

Will I be the only person who can adopt that panda? No these are symbolic adoptions and your donation goes toward our community conservation programs. Anyone can adopt any of the six red pandas listed above.

Will I receive updates and photos of the panda I adopted? We are unable to provide updates and photos of the red pandas featured in our adoption program. These are wild animals, and their elusive and solitary nature, along with their preference for high-altitude areas with steep slopes and difficult terrain, make it very difficult to monitor individual pandas. As a member of Red Panda Network, you will receive updates on the work we doing to protect the wild red pandas of Eastern Nepal.

RPN is a registered US 501(c)3 non-profit; charitable donations are tax-deductible with our EIN 26-1103671.