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Adopt a Red Panda

red panda

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.

Adopt Package Options

Packages at this level include:

  • Matted replica animal track print (not available for for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin)
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!


Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!


Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Matted replica animal track print (not available for for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin)
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!


Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • Private meet-a-keeper tour (subject to availability)
  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Matted replica animal track print (not available for for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin)
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!