Red Panda Paintings to Save the Species

Clinger, Slash, and Shredder are red panda brothers who were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA on June 26, 2014. They were hand-fed by Smithsonian keepers shortly after their mother, Shama, passed away. On May 14th, 2015 the three panda brothers were relocated to Elmwood Park Zoo (EPZ) in Norristown, Pennsylvania,…

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Mother Nature’s Midwives

It’s National Zookeeper Week and we are honoring zookeepers everywhere!  These hardworking professionals have made it their life’s work to care for the needs of animals and their hard work results in the preservation of hundreds of species around the world. If you think about it, zookeepers are like midwives. But they assist with so much…

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Red Panda Keeper Forges New Future for Species

Red Panda ambassador Sarah Jones is a testament to her profession and a blessing for more than one endangered species. A zoo keeper at Red Panda Network (RPN) as an ecotrip guide in Nepal. In March 2015, Sarah led a zookeeper ecotrip for RPN and upon her return, wrote a beautiful article for the ‘Animals Voice’ magazine to…

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Donor Spotlight: Holy Name Catholic School

Red Panda Network’s red panda adoption program is a great way to support the preservation of red pandas. It offers an opportunity to symbolically adopt any of six wild pandas that we have identified living in our project area in Nepal. All donations directly support the protection of their habitat, the availability of bamboo (their preferred source of food), and…

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Red Panda Keeper Weighs in on Red Panda Habitat

Red panda keeper, Anneke Haworth of Auckland Zoo, visited the Red Panda Network field team in December 2014. Here is her story, in her words… Nepal – what a place! For the last six weeks I have been traveling in eastern Nepal, tagging along with Sonam Tashi Lama from Red Panda Network, and RPN field partners…

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Red Panda Wisdom from a Cub called “Rojo”

Red panda cub wisdom. What could be more irresistible?  Rojo the Baby Red Panda at the Zoo strings pearls of wisdom together to encourage strength and a happy mental outlook on the world around us! Whether you are a parent, an educator, a zookeeper or a human in need of an uplifting boost of self-esteem, this…

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Red Panda Ecotrippin’ with Miss Nepal-UK

Red Panda Network was lucky enough to host Miss Nepal-UK, the lovely Gaumaya Gurung, on one of our red panda ecotrips recently, thanks to our friend and blogger, Lex Limbu. We invited Guamaya to talk about her red panda sighting and ecotourism experience in her own words. Here is her story! “My name is Gaumaya…

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Red Pandas Get Big Help from Little Dragons

Why are red pandas endangered? Like so many threatened animals around the world, a red panda’s life in the wild is perilous.  The red panda faces a long list of threats, with habitat loss and habitat fragmentation at the top of the list. In eastern Nepal, in the cold Himalayas, humans cut trees down for…

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Red Pandas: Respect for their Roads

Red Panda Network forest guardian Tej Kumar Rai used his cell phone to capture this close-up photo of the adorable red panda, shown here on October 1. He also captured an important phenomenon: the struggle to balance the needs of red pandas for freedom of movement across their habitat range and the needs of local people for…

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Red Panda Celebration Toolkit Now Available for International Red Panda Day!

Red pandas will be honored all over the world on September 20, as zoos and other groups join Red Panda Network to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of International Red Panda Day! There are many ways to celebrate this special occasion, but the original goal for International Red Panda Day is to create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible…

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