Red Panda

Red Panda

Though their names are similar, the red panda and giant panda are only very distantly related by a common ancestor that can be traced back to tens of millions of years ago. Both species were identified as pandas as the word “panda” means “bamboo eater,” and bamboo is a primary part of both the red panda’s and the giant panda’s diet.

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Adult Programs

Spring 2014 Twilight at the Zoo Opportunities!

Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with drinks and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff. One complimentary drink and light hors d'oeuvres are included in each limited-capacity program. Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo: Tigers Behind the Scenes

Thursday, April 3
6:30-8 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

This program is full. To be added to the waitlist please email Liz with your contact information and number of spaces needed.

Join us for an exclusive after hours experience at the zoo focusing on our breathtaking tigers. Guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes at the exhibit and learn all about the care of the largest of the big cats from the staff who work with them firsthand.  While on the Wildlife Trail we will also visit the Eurasian lynx exhibit and discuss their adaptations and care.

Twilight at the Zoo: Elephants Behind the Scenes

Thursday, June 12 This program is full.
6:30-8 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

We still have spaces available in the June 5 session of this Twilight program!

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Join us for an exclusive after-hours experience at the zoo featuring our amazing Asian elephants, including a behind the scenes tour of Asian Elephant Preserve. Guests will have the chance to see our elephants up close and learn about the training and management of these majestic animals. We will also discuss the role the zoo plays in breeding Asian elephants to support conservation of this endangered species. This program will be an excellent opportunity to ask your questions about elephants from the staff who work with them firsthand.

Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please email or call Liz at 435-8511 ext 205 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.