Would you like to adopt a red panda?
Errr who wouldn’t? If red pandas make you go weak at the knees then now’s the chance to bag a red panda adoption!
How do I adopt a red panda?
To adopt a red panda just click buy now and choose if you’d like a bronze, silver or gold adoption. You can adopt for yourself or for someone special and we’ll also send a special gift message along with your cuddly red panda toy in your adoption pack.
Your red panda adoption will last 12 months, and 10% of the profits will help raise money for our conservation partners including Red Panda Network through which we sponsor a “Red Panda Guardian” ranger in Nepal to protect red pandas in the wild. So you can feel all ‘fuzzy’ inside about your wonderful gift.
Schools and group organisations can also purchase our adoption packages. Please call the office on 01834 812731 to make arrangements.
Interesting red panda facts
- They were given the name ‘panda’ first; roughly fifty years before the black and white variety.
- They have a false thumb (an extended wrist bone) which has developed over time to help them climb trees and eat bamboo.
- They’re vegetarian carnivores. Wait! What? Yep, it’s true. That is because the word ‘carnivore’ doesn’t necessarily imply a meat-eater but can refer to their biological order. As they’re descended from carnivorous ancestors but rarely eat anything more than bamboo and a few insects they are classed as vegetarian carnivores. Go figure?!
- Truly an animal of the cyber generation they have a web browser named after them and they tweet! The browser is Firefox (that’s a red panda in the logo) and they actually ‘tweet’ from their mouths. The sound they make is called ‘twittering’…but no 280 character limit here!
More fun facts about red pandas
These furry fuzzy family favourites are actually more closely related to racoons than the black and white giant pandas. Also known as the lesser panda, red bear-cat and red cat-bear they are found in the Eastern Himalayas and South-western China.