Saturday, November 13, 2010
International Red Panda Day
Guess what today is! Today is November 13th, or International Red Panda Day. Red pandas are by far my favorite animal. They live in India, Nepal, China, Bhutan, and Myanmar.
Living in New York City, I'm lucky that we have red pandas in four of the five boroughs. I visit them whenever I can, because red pandas rule! This photo is from my last visit to see Walter the red panda at the Bronx Zoo.
To celebrate Red Panda Day, I wore my red panda t-shirt. I worked hard all morning making the special doll-sized mask that Violet is wearing. On my shoulder, you can see my stuffie red panda, Walnut. I like to pretend he hosts a TV show called Walnut's World, which is about dining out in Queens.
I love that there is a holiday to celebrate my favorite animal. If you want to learn more about what you can do to help save red pandas in the wild, check out the Red Panda Network. They have tons of information about red pandas. They even have a program for kids where you can become a Red Panda Ranger!
Happy International Red Panda Day! Do you have a favorite animal?