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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Wish List

You can help the zoo by donating an item on our wish list.  We ask that all donated items be new or in gently used condition and less than five years old.

  • Computers- new, high speed (call with specs before donating)
  • Box fans
  • Enrichment items:
    • Burlap sacks
    • Kong toys
    • Sprinkler/mister
  • Flat screen monitors (3 needed)
  • Lawn aerator
  • Lawn mower
  • LCD projector
  • Litter tongs
  • Lix-it bottles 
  • Long, white "opera" gloves
  • Loppers
  • New heavy duty weedwacker
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Pony Turnout Blanket size 48"or 51"
  • Portable radio
  • Portable sales cart
  • Refrigerator - 3ft
  • Rubbermaid cabinets
  • Sprinkler (vertical)
  • Weed eater
  • Backhoe attachment for a Bobcat 773
  • Scissor lift capable of reaching 22 ft. ceiling in Elephant Barn
  • Soft serve ice cream machine
  • Step stool
  • Toaster for overnight programs
  • Velcro-strips
  • Verizon-compatible iPhones (4 or 4S)
  • 3 ton Jack

If you wish to donate any of these items, please call (315) 435-8511 x108.