Red Pandas – Zoo’s Winter Visitors

Saturday, November 11, 2017 — Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:00 am — 4:00 am

On Saturday, November 11, Reid Park Zoo welcomed the first red panda, named Princess Lily, to Tucson. She will be joined by her male counterpart later this month.

Our unique climate provides a comfortable winter habitat for the species throughout the winter. Zoo guests can expect to see the red pandas until March (the departure date is unknown at this time) when they move to their permanent habitat at another AZA accredited Zoo. 

“We are excited to be hosting these red pandas and to support the conservation efforts of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This is the first time red pandas have been displayed in Arizona and we would like to generously thank the Tucson Parks Foundation who sponsored this Zoo habitat,” said Jason Jacobs, Reid Park Zoo Administrator.

Best times to visit Princess Lily in her Tropical Trail habitat is from 9:00-11:00 am.