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Red Panda Day Marked at Assiniboine Park Zoo

September 20, 2019 8:09 AM | News

Red Panda Cub

A red panda cub at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

Red pandas will be the stars at Assiniboine Park Zoo this weekend.

In honour of International Red Panda Day on September 21, the zoo is holding special events all weekend long surrounding the cuddly-looking species.

Red Panda Weekend events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday to raise awareness and education of red pandas. Proceeds from select activities will support the Red Panda Network.

“Over 80 zoos are expected to host Red Panda Day activities this year,” said Grant Furniss, senior director of animal care and conservation.

“This is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about and support conservation efforts to protect this engaging species and all the other animals that share their habitat.”

The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out how you can celebrate red pandas all weekend, visit assiniboineparkzoo.ca.