Step into Asia with our brand new enclosure opening this Summer.
Begin your Asian adventure by stepping into a whole zone themed around the Orient opening on 20 July 2019. 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 we’ve also got white-naped cranes, pelicans and mandarin ducks to complete the animal exhibits.
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’ve also sponsored our very own Forest Guardian in Nepal. Menuka Bhattarai is employed by our conservation partner Red Panda Network to monitor and protect red pandas in their native habitat.