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The red panda's food costs over $4000 a year and Dryhop Brewery in Lincoln Park came up with a unique way to help out.


Buy a beer, feed a panda

by Katie Schubauer
May 1, 2014


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Dryhop Brewery owner Greg Shuff says he's wanted to team up with the Lincoln Park Zoo for a while.

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The Lincoln Park Zoo is home to Chicago’s only red panda, a rare species of mammal from East Asia. The animal weighs just ten pounds, but feeding it turns out to be a huge expense. To help pay for the cost, the zoo is teaming up with a local business.