Feed morning tea to one of Adelaide Zoo’s russet Red Pandas
Join the panda keepers in the Bamboo Forest and to feed the zoo’s smallest panda a tasty treat.
During the exclusive experience, you’ll go into the Red Panda habitat, hear all about this incredible and endangered animal, and learn the inside scoop on zoo residents Ravi and Mishry.
Red Pandas are found in the wild in the Himalayas and south-western China, and spend most of their lives in trees, their main source of food is bamboo but they also eat a variety of fruits, leaves and eggs. Unfortunately wild populations are declining, with habitat loss due to human developments being one of the biggest contributors to the species endangerment.
Please note the minimum age for this experience is 8 years.
This experience takes place within the Red Panda habitat and requires walking over uneven and steep ground.
Highlights of this experience
- Go behind the scenes and enter the Red Panda habitat
- Small and intimate encounter
- Ask the panda keepers all your questions
- Contribute to critical conservation work
Despite their name, Red Pandas are more closely related to raccoons than Giant Pandas. They are sometimes called ‘the original panda’ or ‘first panda’ as they were identified by zoologists nearly 50 years ahead of Giant Pandas.