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Together, We Can Save Wild Red Pandas

Whether you Donate-Your-Birthday or start a fundraiser for one of the red pandas below, you’re about to make a huge difference for this species. Every donation you receive will go directly to our red panda conservation programs including habitat protection and restoration, anti-poaching, and the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung Red Panda Protected Forest: the world’s first protected area dedicated to red pandas.

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Tenzing’s name comes from the famous Nepalese climber, Tenzing Norgay, who was the first to summit Mt. Everest. Red panda Tenzing lives in the mid-hills of the Kanchenjunga Mountains that also serves as home to villages that depend on his forest for survival.





Pinju lives in the proposed Panchthar-Ilam-Singhalila Red Panda Protected Forest in eastern Nepal. He is a young male. In addition to bamboo, he enjoys eating sorbus fruits from mountain ash trees.






Sita is five years old and has two cubs that she keeps safe from leopards and domestic dogs. She loves taking her cubs to the stream to drink water and teaching them how to climb trees and eat bamboo.





Bhim is named after a strong Indian hero and is the father of Sita’s cubs. He is a protective dad and makes sure his cubs are always safe. Bhim travels with them to the stream and teaches them how to escape danger.





Sanju spends most of the day sleeping and roaming around the Red Panda Protected Forest. She loves to eat bamboo and hang out near streams.



Niyati’s mother is Sita and her father is Bhim. She lives in the Surke forest of Ilam district in eastern Nepal. She has had to adapt to the increasing development of this region as tea production has become a major use of land in the area.