Red pandas are one of the most popular animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with their cute, furry appearance.
In fact, their long, thick fur is to protect them from their rainy, mountainous habitat in the Himalayas and the reddish brown colour helps them blend in with the trees they inhabit. They are endangered in the wild mainly due to habitat destruction.
Spotting a red panda...
Red pandas are rather shy creatures naturally, but with a little patience it's easy to spot our red pandas at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Red pandas are more active during the afternoon and evening so you can usually spot our red pandas resting up in their big tree during the day, either curled up to keep warm or stretched out to cool off.