Become a Red Panda Ranger!

Meet Red Panda Ranger "Charu"!
Meet Red Panda Ranger "Charu"!

Kids!

Become a Red Panda Ranger and help us spread the word about red pandas!

Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to children who help spread the word about red pandas.

To become a Red Panda Ranger you will need to “climb” five mountains by completing the challenges for each mountain.

For each mountain level completed participants receive a digital badge.

Upon completion of all 5 levels an official Red Panda Ranger certificate will be sent (via email).

To begin you journey, select the "Cho Oyo" badge below, or click here.

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RED PANDA RANGER CHALLENGES

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST RED PANDA RANGERS!

EMILIA A.
OLIVIA D.
XANDER W.
OLIVIA G.
JACK S.
ELAINA D.
ANNABELLE R.

Apolline L.
Eléonore R.
Conner B.
Gabrielle R
Jetsun D.
Madison W.

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It’s important to save the red pandas because they are unique. They are the original panda, they help the environment, and they are cute! Thanks for letting me do this!

JACK S. - April 30, 2020
It’s important to save the red pandas because they are unique. They are the original panda, they help the environment, and they are cute! Thanks for letting me do this!

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XANDER W. - May 21, 2020

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EMELIA A. - May 29, 2020
I want to protect red pandas in the mountains of Nepal. Here is my endangered species video presentation on red pandas.

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Add Your Name to Our Wall of New Red Panda Rangers!

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Add Your Name to Our Wall of New Red Panda Rangers!

OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES

Red Panda Fun Facts

  • The red panda is the ORIGINAL panda. It was first described in 1821, 48 years before the giant panda was found.
  • The origin of the name "Panda" derives from a Nepalese word for red panda - "Nigalya poonya"- which means "eater of bamboo.”
  • One local Chinese name for the red panda is hunho or firefox, due to their color and similar size to a fox. The web browser “Firefox” is named after them.
  • Like giant pandas, red pandas have an extra “thumb,” which is an enlarged bone for grabbing bamboo stems.
  • Red Pandas claws are sharp and can be pulled back like a cat.
  • A red panda eats approximately 20,000 bamboo leaves daily.
  • Red Pandas' red and black color camouflages them from their predators. The red on their backs is exactly the same color as moss found on the trees where they live. The black on their stomach makes it difficult to see them from below.

Make an Origami Red Panda

Tutorial by Mica.

Need a fun activity for you and the kids while you are #socialdistancing? How about red panda origami?!

Grab a square sheet of paper (preferably already used!), or cut a sheet to size, and follow this awesome video to make your own red panda. Remember, origami red pandas can be any color. Even purple.

Color Your Red Panda

Click here to print out this image. Your drawing could be featured on our website! (PDF)

 

Color a Red Panda Mask

Color and cut out your own red panda mask.

 

Information Sheets:

For students kindergarten to 2nd grade (PDF)
For students 3rd to 6th grade (PDF)

Interpretive Materials: Coming Soon

Printable resources to help you compare, contrast, measure, and move - all the time learning about red pandas.

(You will need a pair of scissors and a measuring tape.)

Sizing Up Red Pandas - Info Sheet
Sizing Up Red Pandas - Footprints - Front (note the extra toe)
Sizing Up Red Pandas - Footprints - Back
Red Pandas "Able To" Info Sheet