Adelaide Zoo
Red Panda perched in tree at Adelaide Zoo
Giant Panda chewing on bamboo shoot at Adelaide Zoo
Red Panda sleeping in tree at Adelaide Zoo
Giant Panda climbing a rock at Adelaide Zoo

Meet the playful pandas!

Are you absolutely wild about pandas? How would you like to tour Bamboo Forest before the zoo opens and to see the adorable Red Pandas eating their breakfast? After, watch Australia’s only Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni bring in the new day with plenty of exploring around their habitat.

Finish off your experience with morning tea at Wisteria Café and meet the other amazing animals on a guided tour around the rest of Adelaide Zoo.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 6 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Watch Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni welcome the day and explore their environment
  • Say hi to the adorable Red Pandas
  • Finish the morning with a guided tour through the beautiful botanical surrounds of Adelaide Zoo

Despite their name, Red Pandas are more closely related to racoons than their black and white counterparts. Red Pandas spend most of their time in trees eating bamboo and a variety of fruits, leaves and eggs.

Like all bear species the Giant Panda is a natural meat eater, however this unique bear has adapted to live on an almost solely vegetarian diet.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

The major threat facing wild pandas is habitat loss and fragmentation, due to China’s dense and growing human population. It is estimated there are 1,864 Giant Pandas and fewer than 10,000 Red Pandas left in the wild.

There are currently more than 370 Giant Pandas living in captivity, with the majority of these being in China with a small population living in a handful of zoos across the world. These insurance populations safeguard the species from unpredictable events such as fire, disease or natural disaster and help increase the animal population and ensure genetic diversity through captive breeding programs. Wang Wang and Fu Ni are part of the international Giant Panda research, conservation and breeding program designed to preserve this vulnerable species. Adelaide Zoo is also one of the most successful institutions for breeding Red Pandas.

By participating in the Panda and Friends experience at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

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