September 17 & 18, we’re celebrating two of our ‘Cold Asia’ area animals in snow leopard & red panda here at the Zoo! You can celebrate these mesmerizing mammals with activities, video content and a visit to see Kaba, Timila, Kenji, Starlight, Lukas and Micah! Craft/activity tables, video content enrichment demos and more! Make sure to wear some snow leopard/red panda swag if you have any in you closet or grab something from the ZooShop to show your support for these amazing animals.
Saturday (9/17) and Sunday (9/18) you will be able to see some awesome snow leopard and red panda enrichment live at the Zoo!
Saturday, September 17th we are also celebrating Deaf Culture Awareness Day at the Zoo! This year we will be partnering with the Rochester School for the Deaf and RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf to provide accessible programming opportunities to the deaf community right here in our local community. Interpreters will be onsite all day to help provide a great experience for all the scheduled programming.
Schedule of Live Enrichment Sat. & Sun.:
10:30 a.m. – Snow Leopard enrichment + Naturalist chat. Keeper Q&A to follow
12:00 p.m. – Red Panda enrichment + Naturalist chat. Keeper Q&A to follow
2:00 p.m. – Red Panda enrichment + Naturalist chat. Keeper Q&A to follow
3:30 p.m. – Snow Leopard enrichment + Naturalist chat. Keeper Q&A to follow
Download the snow leopard ‘Spot the Similarities‘ game!
Learn more about snow leopards and some of the features they share with other animals at the Zoo! Click here
Print out this DIY Snow Leopard Mask!
Channel the Halloween spirit into snow leopard awareness with this quick and easy snow leopard mask cut-out.
We’re raising funds this week for Snow Leopard Trust and Red Panda Network. Thank you for helping save snow leopards & red pandas!
Did you know?
The global red panda population has declined by 50% over the last 20 years and there may be as few as 2,500 remaining in the wild. As is the case with many animals, habitat loss is the number one threat to the red panda. Factors like deforestation, unsustainable local herding practices and scarcity of bamboo, which is 98% of their diet, are all of great concern.
Are You a Fan of Red Pandas? Become a Red Panda Ranger!
Kids that love red pandas and want to get involved in their conservation should pursue becoming a Red Panda Ranger. As a Red Panda Ranger it’s up to you to learn about red pandas and then spread the word about them to people you know.
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