Bert our Red Panda is very ill. We are doing everything we can to make him better!
by Bert the Red Panda needs your help!! in Sandown, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
After the sad news back in June where our breeding pair of Red Pandas Bert and Xiao-xing lost their first offspring things have gone from bad to worse for our Pandas.
Bert is now very unwell. Chloe our Zoo Vet and the team at Green, Roberts and Butler in Carisbrooke, have done many tests to find out the cause of his illness, but so far this has been unsuccessful at finding the underlying health issue. It is very difficult to treat an animal without finding out what is making them so sick in the first place.
To investigate Bert’s illness and to get to the bottom of why he is so unwell is coming at quite a cost. Currently Bert has spent 10 days and 8 nights at the vets, been on a drip to rehydrate him more than once, he’s had various blood tests, x-rays, swabs, scans and an ECG’s along with other tests hoping for an answer. The next step is for a specialist vet to scan his heart and other organs looking for abnormalities.
We want to be able to do as much as we possibly can to make him better, after the long period of no income this situation comes as a huge financial burden to us and this is why we are asking for your help. We have launched a crowdfunder so that we can afford to do everything we possibly can to save Bert.