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.