The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, along with the Green Bay Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), invite you to join us for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of International Red Panda Day on Saturday, September 21st, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This event is FREE with regular Zoo admission. As red pandas are classified as an endangered species, with potentially as few as 2,500 remaining in the wild, these animals need our help now more than ever.
During our International Red Panda Day event, visitors can learn more about red pandas at an educational booth near the NEW Zoo’s red panda exhibit. There will also be children’s activities and the chance for kids to become a certified Red Panda Ranger with the Red Panda Network! Guests will also have the opportunity to watch while the red panda zookeeper does a training demonstration with the red pandas, and gives them a special enrichment treat during the event.
In addition to the event’s educational activities, there will also be animal-themed crafts for sale – all handmade by members of the Green Bay Chapter of AAZK! The crafts, of course, include some special red panda themed items, along with paintings made by one of the Zoo’s very own red pandas! All proceeds raised at the sales table, along with 10% of all Slush Puppy sales in the Mayan Restaurant and 10% of all sales of the NEW Zoo’s endangered SAFE Species items in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop (giraffes, red pandas, African lions, red wolves, and African penguins), will benefit the Red Panda Network.
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 about them at redpandanetwork.org.