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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Saturday, April 18, 2015
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free for zoo members and with paid zoo admission

Presented by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in partnership with GreeningUSA's Sustainability Academy

Join the zoo to celebrate Earth Day 2015! Learn about the zoo's efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference, too! Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations and keeper talks featuring some of the zoo's resident endangered species and visit "green" booths and exhibitors.

Schedule of Activities

Schedule subject to change

Time Description Location
10:30
Up Close and Personal: Parrot
Lower Lobby
11:00
Dwarf Cuttlefish Feeding/Keeper Talk Cuttlefish Exhibit/U.S.S. Antiquities
12:00
Up Close and Personal: Eastern Box Turtles
Entrance/U.S.S. Antiquities
1:30*
Up Close and Personal: Raptor
Raptor Yard/Next to Domestic Animal Barn
2:00
Species at Risk Talk: Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin Exhibit/Social Building
2:30*
Species at Risk Talk: Red Panda
Red Panda Exhibit/Wildlife Trails
3:00
Bird Feeding: Bugs, Fish and Fruit! Aviary/Diversity of Birds


*Outdoor activities are weather permitting. Announcements 5 to 10 minutes prior to activity will confirm occurrence.