The cost to care for one panda for a year is $10,000.
The money from a sponsorship helps to cover the cost of the caretaker staff, veterinary care, medicine and vitamins, and lots of bamboo for all of the captive pandas.
A $25 Panda Pals Sponsorship will help to purchase 5 boxes of worming medication.
Each Panda Pals Sponsorship includes:
- Certificate w/photo (there are no personalized certificates with this level of sponsorship)
- Informational Brochure
- Pennies 4 Pandas brochure
- Panda band
- 1 small panda figurine
Your pandas will be cared for at the Gengda Center, the Bifengxia Center and the Dujiangyan Center all in southern China’s Sichuan Province. Pandas require very special care so they must be in a Panda Center. Staff at the centers work around the clock to care for the pandas. Extensive diaries are kept on each animal’s weight, feeding and general health. The ratio of staff at Hetaoping, Bifengxia, and Dujiangyan is one caretaker for every two pandas.
*All domestic sponsorships are mailed for free. International sponsorships will not be mailed until we receive payment for the postage fees. We will contact you via e-mail if you need a Panda Pals sponsorship mailed to an international destination.
**International sponsorships cannot be shipped for free due to high postage fees. If you would like a sponsorship to be mailed for free we would recommend purchasing a Toys Sponsorship for $50. If you wish to pay for postage for a Panda Pals sponsorship, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com. Most postage costs will range from ($9-$15).