International Red Panda Day
September 19, 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Idgie for a day of support for her species! Don’t miss a Saturday packed with educational activities, games and more celebrating red pandas.
- Join a Red Panda Keeper Talk at 3 p.m.
- Get your red panda button! Proceeds benefit the Red Panda Network.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.
Why do red pandas need you?
Fewer than 10,000 red pandas are believed to remain in the wild. Their native habitat is threatened by road construction, illegal timber harvest, over-grazing by domestic livestock and slash-and-burn agriculture, with deforestation being the most immediate challenge. Distribution of the species is not well-understood, but it is hoped that with more effective monitoring, conservationists can develop strategies to better protect red pandas and their habitats.
Did you know?
The red panda is known as a landscape species in the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer forest (EHBC). This area has been listed by the World Wildlife Fund as a “Global 200” threatened ecoregion and identified by Conservation International as part of the “Himalayan Hotspot” for its rich abundance of biodiversity.