Red Pandas land in Guadeloupe

Two female Red Pandas named Chabine and Dorée are the newest arrivals to the zoo of the Caribbean island group Guadeloupe. A few weeks ago they were able to move into their newly built home right next to the visually not quite dissimilar raccoons.


Guadeloupe is a French overseas territory and part of the European Union. It is also a member of EAZA (“European Association of Zoos and Aquaria”).

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As part of the Red Panda Protection Program, the Red Pandas moved from Aalborg Zoo in Denmark, more than 7,000 km away, to Basse-Terre, one of Guadeloupe’s main islands.


On the website of the Zoo de Guadeloupe and at franceinfo you can find photos and further information (in French).