Become a Red Panda Ranger!
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST RED PANDA RANGERS!
BEN R. - August 28, 2020
I think it is important to save the red pandas because they are unique and there are no other animals like them.
NIKOLAS P. with red panda "Small Ears" - September, 14, 2020
They are beautiful wild animals, that should be protected because they are part of the natural environment and they do no harm. I love them.
ANTHONY J. - September 18, 2020
I believe that the Red Panda should be protected because they are the most cutest and best animal in the universe!
Are You a Future Red Panda Ranger?
THORFINN W. - June 12, 2020
We need to save red pandas because they are rare animals and are the only member of their species!
KAMALA S. - July 9, 2020
DREW J. - JULY 21, 2020
I believe red pandas should be protected because saving them also helps to stop deforestation and they are cute.
DELANEY R. - August 5, 2020
I believe red pandas should be protected because they are endangered and their population is decreasing.
JOSHUA H. - August 5, 2020
I think Red pandas should be protected because they're an endangered species that are cute and there aren't many of them left.
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!
XANDER W. - May 21, 2020
Poppy W. - June 8, 2020
I love red pandas and have really enjoyed completing the 5 challenges to become a ranger!
EMMA O. - June 11, 2020
The red pandas should be saved because they are endangered and are so adorable and fluffy!
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 Joy Marsalla
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.
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