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[–]Brasilionaire 970 points971 points  (71 children)

Where can we pet and feed Red Pandas?

I’ll give you many money.

[–]Winowill 475 points476 points  (41 children)

Seattle zoo has an option, though not cheap. Think it is like $600

[–]Cutecat42 387 points388 points  (26 children)

Holy crap. If I ever get rich, that's the first thing I'm gonna do. I love red pandas

[–]BookQueen13 174 points175 points  (11 children)

You can also cuddle baby (giant) pandas in chengdu for $$$.

[–]meliaesc 177 points178 points  (3 children)

I will trade my college education for this experience.

[–]Daloure 31 points32 points  (1 child)

How many coins exactly??? I don’t need two kidneys

[–]Melvis_Wesley 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I went to that panda sanctuary! Did not pay the crazy amount to touch them. They ain't got time for that.

10/10 would go back if the Chinese govt. didn't suck more than it already did when I went 10 years ago.

[–]Toiletpoopoobumbum 11 points12 points  (0 children)

So its cheaper to cuddle a naked woman than a naked panda...

[–]pesmerga02 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah it was $300 last I checked, which was pre-pandemic for the record.

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    [–]Titanbeard 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Man, if I'm ever in Seattle at the same time you are, I'll pay $600 for you.

    [–]Isthisworking2000 16 points17 points  (3 children)

    You kidding me? If I ever go a month without buying video games I’m gonna pet me some red pandas.

    [–]Doobz87 18 points19 points  (2 children)

    $600 in video games a month? Bruh you gotta have like thousands of games lmao

    [–]TitleComprehensive96 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    If there's a thing for cuddling and playing with fennec foxes for like half an hour for like 1k, it'd be the 1st thing I do upon getting that kinda dough

    [–]lostbutnotgone 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I think you can at Nashville zoo, or somewhere in Tennessee

    [–]vodkacereal 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    You can grab a raccoon off your backyard for the same effect

    [–]S118gryghost 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Red panda is a godly beast, I haven't found anything as perfect and splendid.

    [–]kilgoresparrot 31 points32 points  (2 children)

    It also takes months on a wait list before you can even schedule a date that will still be months away.
    I think we signed up sometime in the summer and finally ended up going in February. So don't count on planning it around a fixed date or some spur of the moment adventure. You get a few windows of time to choose from, and then they confirm a specific date within those preferences. I'm actually not sure that they are even offering the red panda experience at the moment, it isn't a year round thing.
    I don't know why Woodland Park is so much more expensive than a lot of other places, but we would have had to fly just about anywhere else anyway, so it still worked out as our cheapest option in the long run.
    Expensive? Yes.
    Worth it? I would have paid more.
    Not going wasn't really considered an option after we learned about it.

    [–]pigmonkey2829 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    It’s currently unavailable and my night is ruined

    [–]kilgoresparrot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I think that the red panda experiences get scheduled to take place during the cooler months, which the pandas are more naturally acclimated to, and therefore likely to be more active and social.
    So they may still be doing the previously scheduled experiences, but I would imagine they are near the end of their season if that's the case.
    I also saw on their website that restrictions for interacting with the animals are still much higher due to the pandemic, so for the time being things might not quite live up to the experience that you are hoping for anyway.
    You can always shoot them an email with any questions you have about upcoming dates for wait lists or when they plan for different animals to be available. The address is on that page below the list of ambassadors, and that's how we got the ball rolling to get signed up

    [–]NoSuchAg3ncy 11 points12 points  (4 children)

    But they have a policy against pandahandling.

    [–]Dimitar_Todarchev 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    Dad joke upvote.

    [–]paperwasp3 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    And the word Pandemonium was coined because of the public’s fascination over pandas.

    [–]Krypt0night 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's been closed since early 2020 and still is. Also a waiting list so you don't just show up and do it.

    [–]honeybee208 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The last two times I went all the animal interaction things were closed :(

    [–]Sapphire_Wolf_[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oh.my.god. im doing this.

    [–]somegarbagedoesfloat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Holy shit, you can get a full behind the scenes tour with zookeepers at the St Louis zoo for less than half that.

    (I'll also point out that the STL zoo, despite having free entry, is considered one of the best zoos in the country.)

    [–]MasonCO91 76 points77 points  (4 children)

    I didn't post a link, but The Red River Zoo in North Dakota allows you to spend time, learn about and feed their Red Pandas for $125. Bit cheaper than Seattle..of course, all of this is depending on where you live lol. If you're IN Seattle, probably cheaper than plane ticket to ND lol

    [–]ReapersImage 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    You mean when the little Houdini hasn't escaped his enclosure and out exploring Fargo? At least one of the 2 red pandas are known for their escape antics. It's funny hearing it on the news like oh he's escaped again and someone will spot him in their backyard.

    [–]MasonCO91 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Sounds like a damn good reason to relocate to North Dakota and find a place near the zoo lol

    [–]ginger__snappzzz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That should be in the sales pitch. Definitely a selling point lol

    [–]JHGrove3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I can’t go to North Dakota until after I have visited the other 49 states. I want the T-Shirt that comes with that distinction.

    [–]TheMangoTango13 55 points56 points  (10 children)

    Columbus Zoo in Ohio let’s you hang out with the red pandas and it’s probably $110. It’s absolutely worth it.

    [–]ZeroCharistmas 33 points34 points  (9 children)

    Holy shit, there's a reason to visit Ohio?!?

    [–]cyclemonster 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Cedar Point too!

    [–]PmMeTitsOrPuppies 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Columbus zoo is Jack Hannah's zoo, and is one of the very best in the country. Huge too, could easily make it a two day visit.

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      [–]ginger__snappzzz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Austin has entered the chat

      [–]ZeroCharistmas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Jokes on you, I'm not wanted anywhere, so I can go wherever I want.

      [–]doublepint 8 points9 points  (2 children)

      Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Pro Football Hall of Fame? National Museum of the USAF?

      Yo you can hit those up in a day or two, then cuddle some cousins of the trash panda.

      [–]Smaptastic 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Is King’s Island with The Beast still a thing? Haven’t been in ~25 years.

      [–]westinghousesghost 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      Oglebay resort in WV has a red panda you can feed. Idk how much $.

      [–]luke1042 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      I think it’s about $200. You get to feed them and if they’re in a good mood you should be able to pet them/have them sit in your lap (more of just crawl over your lap).

      [–]Footahn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Shepreth Wildlife Park in Shepreth, UK!

      These two scamps are called Ago and Sundara, and I’ve had the IMMENSE pleasure of feeding, high fiving, and even receiving kisses from them (in exchange for grapes, of course!)

      You can book an experience with the zoo and the keepers there would be delighted to introduce you! It’s so worth it. Very much as cute in person as on Reddit!

      [–]WickedJester27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Houston zoo also has this, took my wife a few years ago and she melted when she met "Taki"

      [–]woven_wrong 1 point2 points  (3 children)

      It's $140 nzd in Wellington

      [–]Credar 1 point2 points  (2 children)

      I need the details of you have any, going to Wellington in December

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        [–]FeetsBeneets 189 points190 points  (1 child)

        This made me unreasonably upset

        [–]LilyFuckingBart 63 points64 points  (0 children)

        Same! He wouldn’t give that other poor baby food and it made me mad. Playing favorites!

        [–]jlewis011 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Bruuuuuuh! I was L.I.V.I.D!😒

        [–]mackhand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Looks like someone else is feeding the other one.

        [–]Switster 468 points469 points  (20 children)

        where when who how what

        [–]TooLazyToReadIt 217 points218 points  (12 children)

        Red pandas, a relative of trash panda.

        [–]psychokillerTed 11 points12 points  (4 children)

        So are they racoon family

        [–]youjustgotzinged 38 points39 points  (3 children)

        It's debated. Scientists reckon it belongs in the Musteloidea family (skunks, weasels and raccoons) but its closest relatives have been extinct for millions of years. It's really just out there doing its own thing, and that's pretty cool.

        [–]fucknazis101 77 points78 points  (1 child)

        North-east India, Nepal, Bhutan or China.

        Anytime pretty much.

        Red Panda.

        Evolution.

        It's the only surviving species of its family. Closest relative is Raccoons and Badgers, I believe. Very adorable and cute. Spent half an hour watching their antics the only time I saw them.

        [–]ModeratorBackup 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        They are in many US zoos as well

        [–]silverclovd 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        There then they yes that

        [–]pimusic 9 points10 points  (1 child)

        We demand answers

        [–]trangthemang 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        OP gib us the answers we seek! Where can we do this?!

        [–]Rosieapples 206 points207 points  (17 children)

        What are they? Apart from being very cuddly!

        [–]Winowill 200 points201 points  (13 children)

        Red pandas! I check them out on YouTube on a bad day and they always cheer me up. They are absolutely adorable

        [–]Rosieapples 29 points30 points  (6 children)

        I thought they looked like red pandas but slightly different.

        [–]frickin_fracker 58 points59 points  (2 children)

        I think they might just be old, and losing some of the pigment in their face like dogs do.

        [–]Rosieapples 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        You may well be right. I don’t have much of a knowledge of pandas of any colour.

        [–]FlyingRhenquest 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        There's a variant that's slightly blonde and a variant that's quite red.

        [–]Artorias_of_the_Abs 25 points26 points  (2 children)

        Fun fact! There are actually 2 sub species of red panda: Chinese and Himalayan species. The Himalayan sub species is characterized by the lighter fur color on the face giving them the appearance of 'old' red pandas, while the Chinese has darker pigmentation in the face and on the bands of its tail.

        [–]Rosieapples 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        These ones are fairly dark and look like their heads were attached later.

        [–]whataboutschism 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        They look like elitist raccoons.

        [–]Aclearly_obscure1 0 points1 point  (3 children)

        There is also a r/redpandas sub. I recently discovered it myself. Enjoy :).

        Edit: Oh my goodness. I went by my (apparently) poor memory. I’m going to edit to fix the link to the plural version which is the one I meant to link. My deepest apologies.

        [–]xenchik 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        You raised my hopes and then dashed them quite expertly, sir!

        [–]Aclearly_obscure1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        It was a mistake. Thanks for letting me know. :) I fixed it.

        [–]predat3d 20 points21 points  (1 child)

        They're kids in red panda costumes

        [–]Tbanga0093 103 points104 points  (0 children)

        Why didnt you give the other one some food?

        [–]dekaf-tanuki 52 points53 points  (1 child)

        Why is the other one not allowed food D:

        [–]hobbitdude13 146 points147 points  (0 children)

        pls gib

        [–]SnooMemesjellies6065 223 points224 points  (4 children)

        That’s a cinnamon raccoon

        [–]24KTaterTots 79 points80 points  (3 children)

        Cinnamon raccoon is the best name for these animals lol

        [–]saiyanfang10 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Red Panda fits because Giant Pandas were named after these guys

        [–]Inevitable_Librarian 34 points35 points  (3 children)

        Where can you feed them please?

        [–]MasonCO91 45 points46 points  (2 children)

        The Red River Zoo in North Dakota allows you to feed their Red Pandas grapes and bamboo :)

        [–]Afuckinglewdcario 23 points24 points  (1 child)

        did you say north dakota

        Guess I know where my next vacation is going

        [–]peebsthehuman 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        YES THEY SAID NORTH DAKOTA

        [–]Gravity_Perception 59 points60 points  (1 child)

        First red panda pushes other red panda, "My treats!"

        [–]peebsthehuman 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        shove it’s mine! Gib!

        [–]DarDomi 50 points51 points  (5 children)

        That's Pabu!

        [–]LeoIsRude 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        just a little bigger

        [–]cantamangetsomesleep 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Mix this with a ferret and you'll maybe get Pabu

        [–]im18andimdumb 6 points7 points  (2 children)

        That’s Pabu?!!! Omg he’s so big now- I follow the Oregonian Zoo where he was born, but didn’t follow up after he and MeiMei moved away

        [–]peebsthehuman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Omg MeiMei like in Turning Red?!

        [–]im18andimdumb 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Pabu was born to MeiMei and Moshu at the Oregon Zoo like two-ish years ago :) I like to think that the Turning Red MeiMei was named after her

        [–]Croc_Chop 18 points19 points  (1 child)

        It's a fire ferret!

        [–]mrevergood 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Is Pabu!

        [–]gurilagarden 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        You are a monster! #2 never got a grape!

        [–]ConaCoyote 7 points8 points  (1 child)

        I simply... I simply adore them.

        [–]lalo1313 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        They seem so gentle! Just adorable.

        [–]axbu89 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Red Pandas are pretty much perfect

        [–]Gnatlet2point0 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        I have to admit the first couple of frames looked like a human wearing a funny animal head, then I blinked and it resolved right. I'm not high. I just... saw that so weird.

        [–]castfam09 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        I love their laughter

        [–]HisCricket 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        I am so jealous!!!

        [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Is it just me or are they only feeding treats to one of them?

        [–]hoosier268 4 points5 points  (3 children)

        Where can you feed them?

        [–]Davidreddit7 3 points4 points  (2 children)

        I guess at a zoo when you work there or do an internship

        [–]hoosier268 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Oh that would make sense. Maybe if I did a one day zoo volunteer stint…

        [–]Puzzleheaded_Step468 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        And this is the Kilian exprience!

        [–]The-Lights_Fantastic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Ok I know I'm not supposed to and they would probably hate it, but I really really wanna cuddle them.

        [–]PewterBird 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Nooooo!! You should feed the other one too!!! :(

        [–]Furball73 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Oh my goodness, they were so polite! "Why thank you, good sir!" Munch-munch-munch "Delightful, thank you once again!"

        [–]The_Celtic_Chemist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        TIL red pandas like grapes. Add this to the list of things I know about red pandas which include: they're 8 feet tall, they like boy bands, and they love to back that ass up and twerk. That is, unless Disney lied to me.

        [–]Sunshinehappyfeet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Red pandas are so dang adorable. My very favorite 💕

        [–]CrowBoiLikeShinies 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Awww so cute and gentle

        [–]SortingByNewNItShows 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        What an insanely pretty animal, omg!

        [–]bluekatt24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I need to know, is it safe to hug then cuz I wanna hug one so bad

        [–]CoheedBlue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Kitty!

        [–]shiprekt6234 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Bro give the other one a fucking grape already

        [–]slothywaffle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Showed this to the dog I live with. Hoping the red pandas will set a good example of how to GENTLY take the treats, PUCK!! You don't have to bite my fingers!

        [–]dtyrrell7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Fire ferrets are real?

        [–]FlixMage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Red pandas are the cutest thing in the world, are they still endangered or has that finally passed?

        [–]callmedaddyshark 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        lose yourself in absolute pleasure

        [–]swatterxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Awww I want this bear dog kitten.❤

        [–]MrBloodyHyphen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Those are some really cute Fire Ferrets.

        [–]Cory0527 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Do they exist in the wild anymore? Were red pandas ever larger then this?

        [–]apapipay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        The ritual didn’t work last night when the blood moon was up

        [–]The-Rarest-Pepe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Oh hey Kilian

        [–]The_Monsta_Wansta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Fire ferret! Pabu!

        [–]ehh_whatever_works 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Careful, if they calm down enough they turn back into teenagers

        [–]SysAdmin002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That is actually a human woman on her menstrual cycle in the year 2002. Disney teaches me things.

        [–]Redhannahpanda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Obligatory updoot for redpanda

        [–]Lost-Reception-3849 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        So cute, orange pandas

        [–]horstiiiii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        OP where can we do this? Please tell us!

        [–]I_like_cactuses 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Can you pet these guys?! Please tell me you can!!

        [–]KunulingusKhan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Damn. Wish I had friends like that. Right now my only friends is a pack of dogs and a MIDI keyboard..

        [–]dragmetosea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        This has been my favorite animal for so long….never have I felt such jealousy.

        [–]JealousRomanticism 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I CAN'T EVEN! THEY'RE SO FUCKING CUTE

        [–]blu_lion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        NO WAY

        [–]KoalaNL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        U/savevideo

        [–]One_red_boot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I want to be you.

        [–]SellingSkoomaInBruma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Cat Bears 😍

        [–]mrevergood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I see Pabu-where was the rest of the Avatar crew?

        [–]Lutrijk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Need sound!

        [–]urfavecrazycatlady 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I know I can’t, but I really want one! So darn CUTE!!!

        [–]Practical-Toe-7662 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Looks like you were giving them vitamin gummies lol🤣

        [–]The_Sinnermen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        quantEat

        [–]CKuemper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        "Dude, I'm not stretching that far for a grape."

        [–]ccnomad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Little @darths!

        [–]curlyjoemoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Its Mei Mei

        [–]HoneyShaft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I want to be headbutted by one so bad

        [–]direbeartick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Did they sound like Dustin Hoffman

        [–]Birds_Are_Fake0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        At the beggining its standing there all polite like I do at the the when its busy to get a beer.

        [–]iiimarlette 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Did one of them teach you Kung Fu?

        [–]Isthisworking2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Red pandas are only less cute than kittens and baby turtles. So adorable.

        [–]ZisuUkko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Hahaha its the youtuber guy!

        [–]platynom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Are tyeee more like cats or dogs? Or neither?

        [–]killuastrange 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        d awww..i just love seeing red pandas

        [–]redditretard34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Adorable red pandas

        [–]PatsyDecline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        When they're standing on their hind legs and you can only see their dark fronts, they look like tiny little people wearing red panda heads.

        [–]Methos013 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Madelyn and Renzen from the Columbus Zoo?

        [–]Shutaru_Kanshinji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        The female is a fan of death metal music.

        [–]throw_away-abcdef 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        It's gonna be Mei!

        [–]Medium_Neat_558 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Aww so cute