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 mini 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 sponsorships will not be charged for shipping.
**International sponsorships will include a small magnet and a panda tatoo instead of a panda band and mini figurines due to shipping costs.