International Red Panda Day

Red Panda in Miocene habitat Join us for Red Panda Day!

The East Tennessee State University & General Shale Brick Natural History
Museum is teaming up with the Red Panda Network in hosting the Annual International Red
Panda Day on Saturday, September 21st. The goal is to raise awareness of the endangered
modern red panda, native to Asia.

During International Red Panda Day visitors can become "Red Panda Rangers." A Red Panda
Ranger is a special title given to children who complete educational activities to learn more about the uniqueness of the endangered red panda.

"Paleontologists that work with the Gray Fossil Site love teaching others about the red panda,"
said Dr. Blaine Schubert, director of the Museum. "The red panda is particularly special to us
because of the discovery of two red panda skeletons on site."

At 1 p.m., paleontologist and red panda expert Dr. Steven Wallace will give a free talk about the
importance of the Gray Fossil Site's Appalachian Red Panda titled ""Fossil History of Red Pandas, with special attention to American Forms"".

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13
on Interstate 26. For more information, call (866) 202-6223 or visit the museum at