When tree maintenance work required our red panda pair to leave their paddock, keepers seized the opportunity to give them the once-over. And the outcome of the chance check-ups is that our 13-year-old female Yasmin and three-year-old male Gawa are in perfect health. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood said: “For safety reasons we had to move … Continue reading Perfect panda health
We’re celebrating at the double today to mark Father’s Day and the third birthday of our male red panda, Gawa. In addition to making a fuss of all doting dads at Dudley Zoo – both resident and visiting fathers – we’re sending special birthday wishes to gorgeous Gawa. The red panda, also known as fire … Continue reading Here’s to Dads and Gawa
Our animals enjoyed seasonal delights thanks to surplus stock from Fruitful Office. Boxes of delicious fruit, including bananas, peaches, apples, nectarines, pears and oranges were dropped off by the workplace fruit delivery company for us to distribute to our 200 species on site. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Fruit is a regular part of many of … Continue reading Fruity delights
It’s birthday week in the red panda enclosure as Yasmin and Gawa celebrate their special days. Yasmin – pictured above – is 12 today, while Gawa – pictured below – turned two last week. The colourful pair were given their favourite pear and banana treats by Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, who is currently spending time … Continue reading Birthday pandas
All eyes will be on our beautiful Yasmin and Gawa today as we celebrate International Red Panda Day. We’ll be raising awareness for this magnificent endangered species, which has faced a 50 per cent decline in less than a decade and highlighting the threats in their native mountainous forests in the Himalayan region of East … Continue reading It’s Red Panda Day!