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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Love the zoo?  Want to do more to make a difference in the lives of our animals?  Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo offers you many ways to support the zoo, a valuable community landmark that attracts more than 370,000 visitors each year.

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Jill Allen, director of development and membership
(315) 435-8511 x108 jallen@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

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Financial support from individuals, small businesses and corporations helps Friends of the Zoo continue to provide the level of excellence that makes the Rosamond Gifford Zoo a national leader in animal care, conservation education and visitor experience.

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