How your ticket helps our conservation efforts
The major threat to wild pandas is habitat loss and fragmentation due to China’s dense and growing human population.
There are currently more than 370 Giant Pandas living in captivity, the majority being in China with a small population living in a handful of zoos across the world. These pandas form what’s known as an insurance population, safeguarding the species from unpredictable events like fire, disease or natural disaster and helping ensure strong genetic diversity through captive breeding programs.
Giant Pandas are considered an ‘umbrella species’, meaning the preservation of both the animal and its habitat has a positive flow-on effect for countless species inhabiting the mountains of China.
By purchasing a ticket to our VIP Panda encounter 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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