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Adopt a Red Panda

red panda plush with artwork that reads international red panda day $10 off sale adopt a species
Bring a red panda into your home! The $75 Adopt package includes a stuffed animal and a photo-filled, five-card set, including a postcard, certificate, Build a Zoo Animal card and more. It's easy to show your support for your favorite animal, both here at the Zoo and around the world.

Adopt a Species to give the perfect gift to the conservationist in your life — even if the conservationist is you.

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 for future breeding and reintroduction programs.

More than 100 cubs have been born at the Zoo's two campuses since 1962. When you symbolically adopt an animal, you support Friends of the National Zoo in its efforts to help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.

Adopt Package Options

Red Panda Adopt Packages on Sale for $65 for International Red Panda Day!

Saturday, Sept. 19 is International Red Panda Day, and we’re celebrating all week with a discounted red panda Adopt a Species Package! Pick up our red panda package for $10 off as we all come together in support of this unique—and adorable—animal.

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

  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • New photo-filled five-card set, including:
    • Postcard
    • Two animal fact cards
    • Build a Zoo Animal activity
    • Certificate

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the contiguous U.S. (excludes PR, AK, HI and APO/DPO)

The actual plush sent may vary from the plush pictured in the photo. Any substitutions made will be of an equivalent size and value as the plush pictured. Due to safety precautions, Adopt a Species packages will take additional time to be processed and shipped. Thank you for your patience and generous support.

Have a question about an Adopt package? contact us.

At the $1,000 level, your Adopt package goes way beyond an animal carrier box. During your exclusive meet-a-keeper tour, you'll learn about your favorite animal from the people who are leading the conservation charge here at the Zoo. It's the perfect opportunity for a special moment, too—from birthday gifts to engagements.

Packages at this level include:

  • Exclusive meet-a-keeper tour (subject to availability)
  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Postcard
  • Certificate

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the contiguous U.S. (excludes PR, AK, HI and APO/DPO)

The actual plush sent may vary from the plush pictured in the photo. Any substitutions made will be of an equivalent size and value as the plush pictured. Due to safety precautions, Adopt a Species packages will take additional time to be processed and shipped. Thank you for your patience and generous support.

Have a question about an Adopt package? contact us.

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

This package is currently unavailable.