The Red Panda (aka Firefox, Lesser Panda) is native to Himalayan and northern Indian forest regions, where its numbers are in decline primarily due to habitat destruction and poaching – even though it is already legally protected. Primarily nocturnal, they feed mainly on bamboo, alhough they are omnivores and will also eat anything from insects to small mammals.
Red Panda Adoption : The Aspinall Foundation works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in the UK to protect rare and endangered animals, and return them to protected areas in the wild. It is a sad fact that humans are likely to cause the extinction of a quarter of all known species in the next 20 years, unless we work together to protect them now.
By adopting a Red Panda today you will be giving the species a chance of survival for the future. Just £25.00 will help to protect, feed, keep healthy and enriched through play, the red pandas in care through The Aspinall Foundation around the world.
About the Red Pandas: Li Yee and her sister Shu Fang were brought to Port Lympne when they were around a year old, having been born at Bristol Zoo as part of an international breeding programme. She is an excellent climber, though she does take her time – she has been known to adopt a change of pace however, particularly when trying to catch rabbits! When she’s not climbing trees or chasing rabbits Li Yee is generally to be found asleep in a tree with her bushy tail over her face. Since arriving at Port Lympne, Li Yee has become a mother.
Animal adoptions make wonderful ethical gifts so why not treat a friend or family member to one of the fantastic red panda adoption boxes and be safe in the knowledge that you have contributed towards helping the red panda species to survive.