Help Us Build Rochan’s New Home!

With his bear-cub face, brilliant red fur, and shaggy long tail, Rochan, our Red Panda, captured the hearts of Zoo visitors when he joined us one year ago.  Though his visit was meant to be temporary, thanks to the outpouring of love and support for him, he has become part of the Zoo family.

And this means… he needs us to build a new home designed just for him, featuring:

  • Plenty of tree-top spots for sunbathing – his favorite activity!


  • A yard landscaped with bamboo for snacking – he eats approximately 20,000 bamboo leaves daily!


  • And with all that fur, a cool place to enjoy in the summer and great outdoor space to explore in the winter.

Thanks to our generous donors, we have raised 95% of our $75,000 goal!  Donate today to help us close the gap.


Help us turn $75,000 into $150,000.

To inspire your generosity, the Werth Family Foundation has graciously given us a $75,000 Challenge Grant to help build a new home for Rochan. Every dollar you give will be matched 1:1 by this Challenge Grant.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your donation doubled.

Your support will help Rochan feel right at home.

YES, you can count on my support!

Don’t forget – every dollar donated towards Rochan’s exhibit construction will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Werth Family Foundation.  You can even TRIPLE the impact of your donation with a matching gift from your employer.  Thank you for supporting the growth of Connecticut’s only Zoo!

Click to make your gift today.