Home / News & Diaries » Zoo News » Red Panda celebrations this weekend

Red Panda celebrations this weekend

Zoo News - Posted 16 September 2015

Red Panda cubs eating

 

Saturday is INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY and we've got a special announcement...

Our gorgeous Red Panda cubs have names! Meet Jamuna and Tenzing.

Students from the Red Panda Roots & Shoots group at the Shree Rastriya Lower Secondary School in the Ilam district of Eastern Nepal came up with a short list for our boy and girl cub and the Red Panda Network ran a naming competition to find the winners. To vote, people made a donation with all proceeds going to the Red Panda Network conservation field work.

NepaliKids DSCN8467 2

Jamuna is the name of the village in Ilam near where the children at the school live and Tenzing, or course, in honour of the Nepalese Sherpa who was one of the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest along with Edmund Hilary.

 

To celebrate Red Panda Day, join us for a FREE special Red Panda keeper talk Saturday 12.30pm.

We've also go a FREE Red Panda activity booklet for the kids so make sure you grab one from reception.

 

Recent updates

Parrot Week at Hamilton Zoo
Zoo News - Posted 28 May 2018

Sign of inclusive times at the Zoo
Zoo News - Posted 10 May 2018

Mums go FREE on Mother's Day
Zoo News - Posted 4 May 2018

Even MORE fun to be had at the Zoo!
Zoo News - Posted 21 March 2018

Nationwide campaign to give more Kiwi kids free zoo visits.
Zoo News - Posted 7 March 2018

'Snapped at the Zoo' finalists announced
Zoo News - Posted 21 February 2018

Happy Birthday Chiku!
Zoo News - Posted 20 February 2018

Path closed for a 'fix up'
Zoo News - Posted 15 February 2018

Visitors donate to Women's Refuge in Xmas lead up
Zoo News - Posted 17 January 2018

Chartwell shopping centre host Zoo scavenger hunt
Zoo News - Posted 12 December 2017

 
Archives

Archives 2018
Archives 2017
Archives 2016
Archives 2015
Archives 2014
Archives 2013