2018 Year in Review

Throughout the fall of 2018, we spread the word about raising up red pandas during Luminous Nights, our Giving Tuesday campaign and on our social media platforms.

During Luminous Nights, a portion of proceeds from beer sales at the new Beastro went toward our breeding facility fundraising. In the six weeks of the event we raised over $500. We also offered nightly keeper chats in front of the red panda exhibit to inform the public about our plans and answer any questions about our cute red-heads.

Next, we focused our annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser around the new breeding facility. In addition to videos and informational posts on our social media platforms, we also hosted two live feeds with our three resident red pandas, their keeper, Koral Stoddard and our curator of mammals, Michael Frushour. Our one-day campaign raised more than $2200.

We thank you for your support of this unique fundraising effort. We can’t wait to share all phases of this new facility that will hopefully result in baby red pandas with you in 2019 and beyond!

Picking Up Pandas

By Kim Haddix