Join us as we celebrate International Red Panda Day at Franklin Park Zoo. Learn all about these species during zookeeper chats. Meet author Gemmesa Johnson and listen to a reading of her book Seacoo. Books are available for purchase in the gift shop. Come discover how you can help save red pandas!
Zoo New England is committed to the conservation of red pandas and has supported the Red Panda Network, which seeks to save wild red pandas and preserve their habitat by empowering local communities through community-based research, education and carbon mitigation. Red pandas, which resemble raccoons, have white and red markings and are covered with dense fur. They use their long, bushy tails to balance when they are in trees. In the wild, this endangered species can be found in the cool temperate bamboo forests in the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in China, as well as in the Himalayas and Myanmar. They share part of their range with giant pandas, a species that despite their name they are not closely related to.