International Red Panda Day - Sept 18, 2021

Join us in celebrating red pandas and raising awareness of their urgent need for conservation!

How can you celebrate International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2021? Great question! Here are 5 ways:

1. Help your child become a Red Panda Ranger. One of the most important goals of IRPD is to engage youth in education and conservation. Why? Because kids are the future of red panda conservation!  Learn more about our Red Panda Ranger program.

2. Organize or attend an event. Register your event below! Join thousands of people at zoos and organizations all around the world. Stay tuned for a list of participating organizations and check with your local zoo or school for event details. There will also be a virtual event that you can join right from the comfort of your own home.

Calling all artists and designers, students, and inspired conservationists!

3. Fundraise for the First Panda. Help us Plant A Red Panda Home and Stop the Illegal Red Panda Trade — and have fun doing it!

4. Learn about red pandas by visiting our facts webpage or factsheet. Please share your favorite fact with your friends! Check out these illustrated fact banners and sample posts below:

  • Red pandas are not related to giant pandas and were discovered 50 years earlier! #theOriginalPanda #FirstPanda #IRPD2021
  • Red pandas are important indicators of the vibrant forests in the Eastern Himalayas. #SaveTheRedPanda #IRPD2021
  • Red pandas are the only living member of their taxonomic family. #theOriginalPanda #IRPD2021
Design by Laura Finnegan.

5. Make a donation to save the last of the first panda!


- Official IRPD 2021 Logo (Stay tuned for the results of the logo contest!)
- IRPD 2021 Activity Guide - English (Coming Soon)
- Red panda infosheet (print version - PDF) - by Darby Minter
- RPN Infosheet
- Become a Red Panda Ranger Flier (PDF)
- Family Tree Poster
- General Brochure Side A, Side B.
- Poaching and the Illegal Red Panda Trade Infographic