All posts tagged: Red Panda

New reserves for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

BBC Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week to open two new animal reserves. The development completes summer expansion plans at the Park, where Channel 5’s Big Week at the Zoo is filmed, which Helen also presents. A new Himalayan Pass reserve is now home to Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s newest arrivals – red panda sisters Alice, […]

A new red panda for Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a male red panda from Gaia Zoo in the Netherlands last month as part of a European breeding programme for the endangered species. The three-year-old, named Peter, has now joined the Zoo’s resident female red panda, Mei Mei, in a new enclosure specially designed by keepers and landscape teams to […]

Tiny red panda cub spotted at Longleat

Longleat welcomed twin red panda cubs two weeks ago and mum Rufina has already been spotted taking one of her tiny new arrivals outside for the first time. Rufina and dad Ajendra are important members of a European breeding programme for the species, which is officially recognised as endangered in the wild. The pair have raised […]

Big day for Bristol Zoo panda

December 27th was a special day at Bristol Zoo Gardens this year as red panda Lady Hilary celebrated her 10th birthday. Like all red pandas, Lady Hilary loves the cold and especially the snow. Red pandas are adapted for cold weather with fur on the soles of their feet, which helps them to keep warm […]

Kent’s wild animals get ready for winter wonderland

Kent’s award-winning wild animal parks, Howletts and Port Lympne, have launched their #WildWinter campaign, revealing some unexpected facts about how their wild animals adapt when the temperature drops. #WildWinter highlights the differences that visitors can expect to see as animals change their coats, pile on some extra insulation and use some cunning tactics to stay […]

Double red panda delight

A rare set of red panda twins has been born at Longleat. It’s only the second time the species, which is endangered in the wild, has bred successfully at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. Twin red panda births are extremely rare and keepers are delighted with the pair’s progress. The new arrivals are doubly welcome as their parents […]