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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Special Projects

In addition to making a general contribution to your zoo, you may elect to participate in a special fundraising project. 

Current Projects:


No special projects at this time, check back with us soon.


Past Projects:


Conserving What We Love campaign

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Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is pleased to announce that it has raised $1,730,771 for the Conserving What We Love campaign. That's 8% more than our campaign goal of $1.6 million!

Click here for more information about the Conserving What We Love campaign.

You may call our development department at (315) 435-8511 x132 if you have any questions.

 


 

Project: Chill Penguin

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Thank you to all those who participated in Project: Chill Penguin! Congratulations to Project: Chill Penguin winners:

 Top Funders

  • Emily Warenda
  • Roots and Shoots, Jamesville Dewitt High School Chapter

Group Winners

  • ECOS Fayetteville- Manlius High School Chapter
  • National Jr. Honor Society Union Springs Central School

Individual Winners

  • Stephen Boswell
  • Jacob and Liz Spencer

You could get up close and personal with the penguins. Here's how...      

Click here for more information on Project: Chill Penguin

Individuals and groups can get involved by raising funds for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, its education programs and the animals in its care. 

The more you raise, the more entries you earn toward being chosen for an exclusive experience at Penguin Coast, the zoo's Humboldt penguin exhibit.