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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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NOTE: While the zoo is closed due to the COVID 19 outbreak, we continue to share educational materials that can be used by parents and teachers alike. Please visit syracusezooevents.org/education/learn-at-home.

 

Meet the Keeper

Our staff of zookeepers are highly-trained, dedicated, caring people who go beyond the call of duty in service to our animals.

We are compiling a series of Meet the Keeper videos to introduce you to them! We will add them as we complete each one.

Rebecca "Becky" Capogreco

Keeper - Lions, Small Mammals, Penguin 

Snapshot of Becky Capogreco

Lucas Whitman

Keeper-Outdoor Birds 

Ashley Sheppard

Elephant Collection Manager

Hannah Walsh

Keeper--Wildlife Trails

Keeper Hannah Walsh w red pandas

Tyler Mesick

Keeper -- Elephants

Cassie Guerra

Keeper --Elephants

Heather Jennings

Keeper --Elephants

Meet the Keeper Heather Jennings

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