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.
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.