National Panda Day

Supriya Jain
Feb 14, 2024 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 22, 2022
Fact-checked by Nishtha Dixit
National Panda Day is an occasion to get together and protect the pandas from extinction due to their endangered status.
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Where is National Panda Day celebrated?

The cause of conserving the panda, an adorable and endangered species, makes this occasion an international one. Therefore, many people celebrate National Panda Day across the United States of America.

Who is National Panda Day celebrated by?

National Panda Day is celebrated by individuals who adore pandas and are keen on conservation. It unites all the panda lovers together.

When did National Panda Day first start?

There is no substantial proof to point out the exact origin of National Panda Day.

Who started National Panda Day?

National Panda Day's source and creator are unknown, to be precise.

While living in captivity, pandas can enjoy a longer age which may extend up to 30 years.

History And Timeline

Though the story behind the inception of National Panda Day is unknown, this day is maintained to remind us that the pandas, which are such beautiful creatures, are slowly on the decline. In 1961, WWF, the World Wide Fund, was established, and then soon onwards, it used panda as its logo.

The Roosevelt Fiasco

Roosevelt shot a panda and created a scandal for they were foreigners in the country when they shot a panda.

1929

A Foreign Gift

As a peace gesture, China gifted around 24 pandas to different countries in the world.

1957-83

WWF

The creation of the World Wide Fund for Nature is an NGO whose logo features a panda.

1961

Increase In Pandas

As per reports, there was an increase in the number of giant pandas from 268 to 1864.

2015

Wild Pandas

The government of China has undertaken various efforts to protect the giant pandas in their habitat. Along with raising pandas in captivity, attempts are being made to preserve their natural habitat.

2020

Traditions And Customs

National panda Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the US. It is a custom for wildlife lovers to watch a documentary named 'A Panda Is Born — Documentary About Taishan,' which traces the life of the most famous pandas in the world. Taishan was born in the National Zoo located in Washington DC. Some people wear panda costumes and visit different zoos to create awareness regarding these wild animals. Moreover, several events are regularly organized across the US to raise awareness on the need to save female pandas across the world.

Ways To Celebrate National Panda Day

The first thing you need to do is visit a zoo and look for different types of pandas. If you are lucky to find a zoo near to you, this will be an excellent chance for you to learn about these fluffy bears.

If conservation is your key, you can go to a nearby zoo, reserve, or conservation center to donate a certain amount of money for conservation purposes. You can also adopt one of these cute creatures through the medium of the World Wide Fund for the environment. You may also organize an event in your community to crease awareness on the threats facing these wild bears.

Facts And Stats

  • National Panda Day is celebrated on March 16 across the USA to create awareness on the conservation of the bear species.
  • National Panda Day is celebrated to remind us that Pandas are slowly becoming extinct in their mountain habitats.
  • National Panda Day is not the same as International Red Panda Day which is celebrated on the third Saturday of September every year. This day focuses on all breeds of a panda.

Who celebrates National Panda Day?

National Panda Day is celebrated by individuals who adore pandas and are keen on conservation. It unites all the panda lovers together.

Why do we celebrate National Panda Day?

National Panda Day is celebrated regarding the fluffy bears, which are slowly on the verge of becoming extinct. It is all about the efforts we need to make to preserve these pandas as a collective human society.

When is National Panda Day?

National Panda Day is celebrated on March 16 every year.

What is the history and origin of National Panda Day?

Though the story behind the inception of the National Panda Day is unknown, this day is maintained to remind us that the pandas, which are such beautiful creatures, are slowly on the decline. In 1961, WWF, the World Wide Fund, was established, and then soon onwards, it used pandas as its logo, and then the conservation of Pandas is celebrated and recognized every year on this day.

In which country do they celebrate National Panda Day?

National Panda Day is celebrated internationally as it has a shared motive to conserve Pandas. However, it is mainly celebrated in the United States of America. International Red Panda Day is celebrated in many countries all over the world. 

Who started National Panda Day?

The creator and origin of the National Panda Day lie in obscurity because there is no substantial evidence to prove where the idea of the National Panda was conceived from. All we know is that the World Wide Fund used Pants as its logo, and then conservation of Pandas began to be given importance.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Friday, March 15, 2024

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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