School class collects bamboo for new Red Panda

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Female Red Panda Vixen with some bamboo. Photo: Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo in Northern Irland has welcomed his newest resident, female Red Panda Vixen. She arrived from Dresden Zoo (Germany) on 27 April 2017 and was introduced to male Red Panda Chris in early May.

Tasty welcome gift

Belfast Zoo teamed up with Botanic Gardens and Fleming Fulton School’s P5 class to provide bamboo for the new Red Panda. Teacher Miss Wilson explains, “We were invited to help the team at Botanic Gardens to collect and deliver bamboo to the new Red Panda at Belfast Zoo. You can imagine our delight at being selected to be one of the first people to see Vixen in her new home and to take part in this project.”


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