Panda-monium!

10-May-2014

Now open to the public!


We're thrilled to announce the arrival of an adorable new red panda, Tenzing! Named by generous Zoo donor and Emeritus Board Member Barry Lipman, the name "Tenzing" honors the famed Mount Everest sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the world's tallest peak in 1953. 

Be among the first to see this crazy-cute 11-month-old male red panda in his custom-made digs. In March, Pete Nelson and his crew from the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters built a brand-new home especially for the unique needs of this species, and now it's time for the big reveal.The show featuring the SF Zoo’s Red Panda Treehouse construction will air on June 6 for the show’s 1.3 million viewers, be sure to tune in. 

The San Francisco Zoo is thrilled to welcome this species, which is native to the eastern Himalayas and western China and faces the threat of severely reduced habitat due to human encroachment. Please come meet this great little guy and welcome him to our Zoo. 

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