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Animals Depend On People Too

When you A.D.O.P.T. a Binder Park Zoo animal you support expert animal care, and you get a wildly unique gift for yourself or the animal lover in your life!

When you A.D.O.P.T. a Binder Park Zoo animal, you support expert animal care.

Every day, our zookeepers provide first rate care for our animals. They prepare specially formulated diets for the animals, provide engaging enrichment that prompt mental and physical stimulation and our veterinary team completes regular medical and dental checkups to ensure each animal is in tip-top shape.

As a nonprofit organization that does not receive tax support, Binder Park Zoo relies on generous contributions from our visitors, members, and donors to help provide many of these important elements of animal care.

So whether you’re a champion for cheetahs, a painted dog devotee or a lover of lions, when you A.D.O.P.T. your favorite animal, you help us care for them.

Featured A.D.O.P.T. animal is the RED PANDA "Oolong" for $75.

A male red panda cub named Oolong was born on June 29 to parents Cinnamon and Mowmow. Oolong’s mother Cinnamon died unexpectedly of pneumonia in August requiring the intervention of animal care and veterinarian staff to hand-rear the cub. Oolong is big on personality! He is playful, rambunctious and curious as he ambles about his surroundings, his squeaks and snorts are typical red panda vocalizations as he responds to the keepers.

With a long time participation in a Species Survival Plan through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Binder Park Zoo has a history of successfully breeding red pandas. These animals are kept behind the scenes in an area not available to the public in order to limit disturbances. A cub born to Cinnamon and Mowmow in June, 2017 named “Bo” was later successfully placed at the Norfolk Zoo.

The red panda has been classified as endangered by the IUCN, because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

Deadline to order Red Panda A.D.O.P.T to make it on time for Christmas is December 14, 2018.

Animal A.D.O.P.T.

$75.00

When you A.D.O.P.T. Oolong, you will receive the following:  

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Red Panda Fact Sheet
  • Name of ADOPTive parent listed on the honor roll in Miller Children’s Zoo for 12 months
  • Photograph of Oolong suitable for framing
  • Plush Red Panda

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Description

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also known as the lesser panda, red bear-cat, or red cat-bear is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs and is roughly the size of a domestic cat, It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

When you ADOPT Oolong, you will receive the following:  

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Red Panda Fact Sheet
  • Name of ADOPTive parent listed on the honor roll located on zoo grounds for 12 months
  • Photograph of Oolong suitable for framing
  • Plush Red Panda