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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Catering at the Zoo

Saturday, April 16, 2016
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

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

Come to the zoo to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about our 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" activity stations.

Schedule of Activities

Schedule subject to change
*Outdoor activities are weather-dependent
Announcements 5-10 minutes prior will confirm occurrence

Time Description Location
Up Close and Personal: Parrot
Lower Lobby
Giant Pacific Octopus Feeding/Keeper Talk Exhibit, U.S.S. Antiquities
Up Close and Personal: Eastern Box Turtles
Exhibit, U.S.S. Antiquities
Up Close and Personal: Raptor
Raptor Yard, Next to Domestic Animal Barn
Species at Risk Talk: Golden Lion Tamarin
Exhibit, Social Building
Species at Risk Talk: Red Panda
Exhibit, Wildlife Trails
Bird Feeding: Bugs, Fish and Fruit! Diversity of Birds

Please note:
Ample parking is available free of charge at the zoo. If zoo parking lots are full, street parking is available throughout the Tipperary Hill neighborhood and in Burnet Park. Please observe all parking signs and abide by odd/even parking regulations. You will still need to enter the zoo through the main entrance.

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