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Detroit Zoo to open red panda forest featuring 80-foot rope bridge

Posted: 12:19 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 17:51:58Z

The Detroit Zoo will open its newly expanded red panda forest on Dec. 10. 

New features include a 80-foot rope bridge stretching through the trees of the forest, misting areas to keep the pandas cool in the summer and cozy nesting places.  

The enhanced Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest will be revealed on Dec. 10. 

The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest has been expanded by 4,000 square feet to more than 14,000 square feet, with the addition of a flowing stream, a larger and more complex arboreal pathway through the habitat, misting areas to cool the red pandas in the summer, more land for exploration and a variety of new nesting places. A rope bridge extending 80 feet through the trees in the red pandas’ habitat provides an exciting experience for adventurous guests and unparalleled views of these arboreal animals.