Join us this Sunday to celebrate International Red Panda Day

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18/09/2014

The park is home to a breeding pair of red pandas, female Chestnut and the recent arrival from the Welsh Mountain Zoo, male Tao Tao.

Blackpool Zoo will celebrate International Red Panda Day on Sunday, 21st September. The park is home to a breeding pair of red pandas, female Chestnut and the recent arrival from the Welsh Mountain Zoo, male Tao Tao. Although only having been together for several weeks, the pandas are getting on very well indeed according to their keepers.

They are now classed as vulnerable due to the loss of habitat from deforestation and the expansion of agriculture in their native Asian forests. Activities on the day are being held to raise awareness of the problems facing these stunning mammals in their natural habitats and to raise some funds for their conservation charity, the Red Panda Network.  

The activities on offer will include badge and mask making and a colouring competition. Special red panda adoptions will also be available and there will be a talk and feed at 1pm, so make sure you’re there to get some photographs of these beautiful, but elusive animals.

Blackpool Zoo is currently closed!

The government has announced that the outdoor areas of zoos will be allowed to re-open no earlier than Monday 12th April.  Until then we remain closed.

As always please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for another date. Please send your booking details to tickets@blackpoolzoo.org.uk.

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo when we are allowed to re-open.

Stay safe everyone.