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Isn't she lovely?

Published September 29th, 2020 • ~2 minutes to read

Written by Joseph Keeler

Everyone, say hello to Faye! 

Faye, as you can see, is a beautiful Red Panda! Faye is one of three Red Pandas that live at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, North Dakota.

Fun Fact:

The Red River Zoo is well known for its success in Red Panda breeding—more than 25% of Red Pandas found in Zoos in the United States were born at the Red River Zoo!

Behind The Scenes:

This stunning image of Faye was taken by the photographer, Russell Harvey. He was waiting that morning for the Red Panda to emerge from her dwelling place to be able to capture its beauty and gracefulness. This snapshot was taken as Faye meticulously and carefully propped up to look out over the landscape to see what was happening.

Harvey entered this photo into the Red River Zoo’s calendar photo contest and it won a spot. The zoo has even used this picture on its zoo membership cards for the last four years in a row—and for good reason too, it's such a cute image!

I love this picture! Faye looks like she is thinking blissfully with her paw under her chin. And look at the clarity of the whiskers! Harvey did an amazing job capturing her shy, reflective personality in this picture.

I would love to see your encounters with Red Pandas!

Complete the steps below and we’ll feature you on our Instagram stories!
  1. Take a picture of one at your local zoo or with a finished Red Panda Books coloring page
  2. Post it to Instagram, either in your stories or in a post
  3. Tag @red_panda_books and use the hashtag #redpandawatch 
  4. (and as a bonus!) You will have had a wonderful adventure getting outdoors or doing an activity together :)

Here’s to enjoying wildlife (and cute Red Pandas) together!


Joseph Keeler's handwritten signature
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Red Panda Books sells personalized children’s adventure books that encourage parents to read with their children and experience adventures together! A portion of the books’ proceeds will be donated to support the Red Panda Network and other organizations that protect endangered species and their habitats.

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