Meet the fluffy pandas!
Adelaide Zoo is home to two Red Pandas – Ravi and Mishry.
Two-year-old Mishry arrived at Adelaide Zoo from Taronga in May 2021 and is now on exhibit. Mishry loves to be up in the highest points of the tree all curled up. However, she is quite inquisitive and likes to explore her new exhibit.
Adult male Ravi was born on 28 January 2015 at Adelaide Zoo, before departing for Australia Zoo. In August 2022 Ravi returned home to Adelaide Zoo.
Adelaide Zoo is one of the most successful institutions for breeding Red Pandas having bred 46 cubs since 1975.
Despite their name, Red Pandas are more closely related to racoons than to their black and white counterparts. Native to the eastern Himalayas and south-western China, Red Pandas spend most of their time in trees eating bamboo and a variety of fruits, leaves and eggs.
It is estimated there are fewer than 10,000 Red Pandas left in the wild. The major threats facing the species in the wild are habitat loss and fragmentation and poaching. The ultimate cause of these threats is the high growth rate in human populations within the species’ range and commercial logging, clearing for habitation and farming, as well as grazing of domestic stock. These issues are fundamental threats to the long-term survival of the species.
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