Red Panda Spotlight

Learn all about how scientists compared and classified red pandas to other animals and found out that they were one of a kind. Then try your hand at being a scientist and practice comparing and classifying different objects.


Celebrating and Saving Wildlife:

It is estimated that fewer than 10,000 red pandas remain in the wild. The Detroit Zoological Society supports and collaborates with the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal and the Red Panda Network to conserve red pandas in the wild. The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest at the Detroit Zoo provides a large and dynamic naturalistic environment, promoting the overall well-being of the red pandas who live at the Detroit Zoo.


 Take Action:

Deforestation is the leading cause of habitat destruction and the biggest threat to endangered red pandas. Help red pandas by using recycled paper products. Look for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on wood and wood products.


Download: Red Panda Skill Sheet