Join the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and the Green Bay Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) for International Red Panda Day on Saturday, September 9th, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This event is FREE with regular Zoo admission.
Stop by the red panda habitat to learn more about these endangered animals at our Red Panda Discovery Station and check out a sales table with red panda themed crafts – including paintings made by the NEW Zoo’s very own resident red pandas! Guests can also enjoy several presentations throughout the day, including Zookeeper Chats with training and enrichment demonstrations at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. respectively, along with a Red Panda Feeding at 1:45 p.m. A new graphic highlighting our community’s connection to red pandas will be on display for guests to view at the panda habitat, as well. Funds for the graphic and several weeks’ worth of food for the zoo’s red pandas were donated by the Van Handel Family, in memory of Jerry Van Handel.
Funds raised during this event will support red panda conservation through the Red Panda Network. Less than 10,000 red pandas exist in the world today, with as few as 2,500 red pandas remaining in the wild. That means this endangered species needs our help now, more than ever. Red Panda Network is a non-profit organization that is committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat. Through community-based research, outreach, and education programs, Red Panda Network has reached significant milestones in Nepal. Learn more at redpandanetwork.org.
The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is currently open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Regular Zoo admission rates are Adults: $11; Children (3-15) and Seniors (62+): $8; Kids under 3: Free. Regular Canopy Tour admission rates are Adults: $8; Children (3-15) and Seniors (62+): $6; Kids under 3: Free.