What is National Panda Day?

On March 16th, people around the world celebrate National Panda Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the adorable and endangered giant panda. As one of the most beloved and recognizable animals on the planet, the panda has captured the hearts of people of all ages, and its conservation has become a top priority for many conservation organizations.

The giant panda, also known as the panda bear, is native to the bamboo forests of central China and is known for its distinctive black and white fur pattern. It is a symbol of peace and friendship in Chinese culture and is often used as a diplomatic gift between China and other countries.

Despite being a national symbol of China and a beloved animal around the world, the giant panda is classified as an endangered species. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are only about 1,800 giant pandas left in the wild, and their habitat is constantly under threat from deforestation, climate change, and human encroachment.

Cai Tao is one of the Pandas at Istana Panda Bogor
Cai Tao is one of the Pandas at Istana Panda, Bogor.

How to Celebrate National Panda Day?

To help protect the giant panda and its habitat, many conservation organizations and zoos around the world have established breeding and research programs, which have helped to increase the panda population and improve our understanding of their behavior and needs.

One of the most well-known panda conservation organizations is the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China. This organization is home to over 150 giant pandas and dedicate to breeding, research, and Pandas conservation. They have successfully bred and released dozens of pandas into the wild and continue to work towards ensuring the panda’s long-term survival.

In addition to conservation efforts, National Panda Day is also a day for celebration and education. Many zoos and parks around the world host events and activities to raise awareness about the giant panda and its conservation, and to provide opportunities for people to learn more about these fascinating animals.

If you’re looking to celebrate National Panda Day, there are many ways you can get involved. You can donate to a panda conservation organization, visit a zoo or park that has pandas on display. Or simply learn more about these amazing creatures and the challenges they face.

Istana Panda (Panda Palace) in Indonesia

Istana Panda part of Taman Safari Bogor
Istana Panda part of Taman Safari Bogor

In Indonesia, you can meet pandas at Istana Panda or Panda Palace. It is part of Taman Safari Indonesia, located in Bogor, West Jawa, Indonesia. Five years since its opening, it has already become a famous place to visit in Bogor.

Istana Panda has two Pandas. They are Cai Tao and Hu Chun. Cai Tao is a male Panda, born on August 4th, 2010. His name means charming, charismatic, and noble. Meanwhile, Hu Chun is a female Panda, born on September 8th, 2010. Her name means spring, the beauty of nature. They were bornt at China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda di Bifengxia, Yaan, Sichuan Province, China.


In conclusion, National Panda Day is a day to celebrate the cute and endangered giant panda. While raising awareness about the importance of conservation efforts to protect this beloved species. By working together, we can help ensure that the giant panda continues to thrive in the wild. And help that future generations can enjoy these amazing animals for years to come.

Don’t forget to visit Bali Safari Park if you are in Bali. It is part of Taman Safari Indonesia too. You can get closer to animals from all around the world with the designated shuttle bus. Follow our social media and website to see more information about animals and facts about them!