Masala Still Missing: Will You Help Search for Her?

Sequoia Park Zoo posted on their Facebook page about 5:30 p.m. today that they were “still looking” for Masala and “need help.” The popular red panda somehow got of her exhibit and is believed to be in the Eureka area.

Zoo officials are asking for volunteers to search. Here’s what they have to say:

CaptureMasala, our red panda, is still missing from Sequoia Park Zoo.
Red pandas are small raccoon-like mammals, the size of a large domestic cat, wild, and they eat bamboo.
Staff and volunteers are searching for her, but because of safety concerns, volunteers will not continue the search in the dark, although will continue throughout the night.

Red pandas can be active after dusk and at night so please keep a look out, especially if you have bamboo growing in your garden. And remember, drive carefully.

We are relying on the public to help us locate her – by keeping eyes open and cell phones at the ready.

Please don’t just post sightings on facebook.
Call this number immediately: 707-499-3668.
Gretchen Ziegler, Zoo Manager.

Help spread the message by Twitter using
@sequoiaparkzoo ‪#‎findmasala‬ ‪#‎jointhesearch‬ ‪#‎bringmasalahome‬

If you would like to volunteer to help find her, come to the zoo at 8:30 am and 10 am on Saturday to join the search.

Please pass this story onto your friends. If you do go searching tomorrow, please post photos and stories about your search here. Or you can email us at

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