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 to support Friends of the National Zoo and help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.
Adopt a Red Panda for Valentine's Day!
All Red Panda Adopt packages at the $65 level and above will receive a limited-edition Valentine's Day-themed package complete with 12-inch red panda plush, personalized adoption certificate, red panda photo, and a fact sheet with interesting tidbits about this irresistibly adorable animal, plus a red bow and red tissue paper!
Looking for a gift that's a little more wild? Adopt a red panda at the $1,000 level and enjoy your choice of the Red Panda tour or a private Kiss & Tail tour. This adults-only tour of the Smithsonian's National Zoo will introduce you to the fascinating world of animal dating and mating. The tour visits cheetahs, zebras, Przewalski's horses, giant pandas, Big Cats, Small Mammal House, Great Ape House, and Reptile Discovery Center.
The deadline to adopt for Valentine's Day is Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.