Celebrate International Red Panda Day this Saturday

September 20

Red PandaJoin the Zoo in celebrating International Red Panda Day 2014 on Saturday, September 20 to help raise awareness for this endangered species! Participate in red panda fact games to test your knowledge, enter the coloring contest (download and print coloring sheet here) for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour, create your own red panda mask and learn how these unique animals survive in the wild by becoming a “red panda ranger.” Be a part of this important cause and help the Zoo raise awareness for red pandas.  The red panda is a part of the Species Survival Plan ® Program, whose mission is to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species population within AZA-accredited Zoos and Aquariums which includes the Birmingham Zoo. Fun for the entire family, don’t miss out on this day full of activities!

Before the event:

  • Coloring sheet available online here

Day of the Event:

  • 12pm-3pm: Face painting in front of the Predator Building
  • 12pm-3pm: Create Red Panda mask in front of Ocelot exhibit
  • 12pm-3pm:  Red Panda fact games
  • 1pm:  Red Panda enrichment with Keeper Chat
  • 2pm:  Red Panda training with Keeper Chat