Sponsor or adopt a red panda - panda adoption

By staff writers
February 3, 2009
Adopt a panda or sponsor a panda

Research suggests that numbers of the Red Panda, or Firefox, as it is also known, are in serious decline. In fact, the Red Panda is considered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species to be vulnerable to extinction. The main threats to the Red Panda’s existence are deforestation and poaching. There is now an estimated population of only 2,000.

It has never been more important to protect this striking species. Why not do so today through the Aspinall Foundation? It can be done quickly and easily online.

Li Yee is a Red Panda resident at the Aspinall Foundation's Park Lympne reserve. Curiously, Li Yee’s favourite food isn't bamboo, but mice. She's is also fond of grapes and will happily pluck one from her keeper’s mouth.

She's part of an international breeding program, and produces a litter of cubs each year. You can sponsor or adopt Li Yee today through the Aspinall Foundation, and ensure the survival of this wonderful animal.

The Foundation is dedicated to nurturing and protecting endangered species of animals from all over the world. Their website offers you the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of 19 species that desperately need protection. Through its animal adoption and sponsorship scheme, the Aspinall Foundation returns endangered animals, including many gorillas, to safe, natural habitats. Adopt or sponsor an animal today, and help them do their vital work. Adopting an animal in this way is also a creative and worthwhile ethical gift for family or friends whether it be for Christmas, a birthday or even as a creative wedding gift.

The Aspinall Foundation's two parkland reserves provide homes for over 1000 wild animals, all of which can be adopted or sponsored. Unlike some adoption schemes, you can go and visit your sponsored animal anytime.

For just £3 per month you can adopt Li Yee the Red Panda. You will then get a special fact sheet, an adoption certificate and a monthly newsletter keeping you up to date with how she is doing. You will also get a free pass to visit her.

There are also levels of adoption. For £6 per month you can become a Panda's defender, which will give you all the benefits of adoption plus a free annual pass too. For £12 a month you can become her protector and get two free annual passes, and for £41 per month you can become her guardian. This is an adoption gift that entitles the recipient to a special adoption package – including the chance to be her keeper for the day.

Sponsor or adopt a Red Panda and help protect endangered animals for many years to come here

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