Tue 12th December

It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce the recent passing of a much-loved character at Paradise, our Red panda, Teajmunn

Sadly, on the 12th December, Teajmunn passed away from an incurable illness. We are pleased we are able to say that he was not ill or suffering for a long period of time. Teajmunn was the grand age of 15 years old and has been cared for and loved at the park since his arrival in 2008.

Many people were lucky to have the pleasure of meeting Teajmunn and the delights of his ‘panda cake’ eating face! The keepers will miss Teaj terribly, but his memory and contribution to the conservation and awareness of his species, will forever live on in the four cubs that he fathered and that are now part of the European Breeding Programme and Global Species Management Plan.

Being a mainly solitary species, Tilly our female red panda is showing no ill effects from Teajmunn’s passing and can be seen lazing in the tree as usual!

In Teajmunn’ s honour, we will be continuing to celebrate our annual Red Panda Weekend this year on the 11th and 12th August where we will again be raising funds for the Red Panda Network and the amazing work they do for the wild panda populations in Nepal.

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