Begin your Asian adventure by stepping into a whole zone themed around the Orient.
On our raised walkway you’ll be eye-level with our adorable breeding pair of red pandas – Lotus and Baika. They’ve really got the ahhh-factor and you’ll love seeing them climb trees and curl up in their raised houses.
Our Asian wild dogs bring a splash of colour to Asia as they play, dig and scamper about their enclosure. Our leopard cats, Ping and Pong, will delight you with their playful nature and on Pelican Lake you’ll see Elvis, Priscilla, Hank and Rita, our pink-backed pelicans, and our two pelican chicks that we welcomed in Spring 2021.
Helping red pandas
We’re lucky to have a breeding pair of red pandas under a European endangered species breeding programme (EEP). The global red panda population has declined by 50% over the last 20 years and it’s now thought there might be as few as 2,500 left in the wild. Hopefully, our red pandas will breed once they’ve settled into their new enclosure but our conservation efforts don’t stop there as we also support our conservation partner Red Panda Network to monitor and protect red pandas in their native habitat through the sponsorship of forest guardians and the funding of a community-based red panda conservation initiative in Nepal which includes research, education, habitat protection and restoration, anti-poaching and sustainable livelihood programs.