Beautiful and engaging, red pandas are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. There may be fewer than 2,500 adult red pandas living in the wild today. The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has been at the forefront of red panda conservation, developing new reproductive technologies that will preserve sperm and egg DNA for future breeding and reintroduction to the wild programs. More than 100 surviving cubs have been born at the Zoo's two campuses since 1962. Adopt a red panda and help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species and support Friends of the National Zoo.
Valentine's Day Adopt a Species Special:
All Adopt a Red Panda purchases at the $65, $100, or $1000 level made between Jan. 17 - Feb. 5 will receive a Valentine's Day package complete with red bow and red tissue paper! Plus, Adopt at the $1000 level and you can choose to take the "Kiss and Tail" tour, an adults-only tour focused on the fascinating world of animal dating and mating.
The deadline to order for Valentine’s Day is February 5.