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When visiting...


  • Walk under the prowling mountain lions from North America.
  • Catch a glimpse of the elusive Asian snow leopard.
  • Look for the ocelot from South America hidden in the brush.
  • Meet an African-crested porcupine out on a walk.
  • Look for a baby joey in a kangaroo’s pouch.


The Carnivores exhibit features felines, plus a few other animals, from around the world. Stroll along the covered path to find great horned owls, bobcats, tigers, snow leopards and more.

    Although these cats come from different places, they have a few things in common:

    • Excellent hunters
    • Sharp claws and teeth
    • Keen eyesight
    • Acute hearing
    • Sensitive whiskers
    • Many are nocturnal
    • Most are solitary

    Our Actions Matter

    All large cats are endangered in the wild, and several species are rapidly declining due to habitat loss, poaching for furs and the pet trade. You can help support wild cats by making simple choices:

    • Spread the word: Learn as much as you can about wildcats and the challenges they face in the wild, and share that information with others.
    • Support wildcat initiatives: By donating to a wildcat conservation group, you can help protect wild cats from poaching and protect their habitat from urban development and farming.
    • Become a Zoo Parent to support cat care, animal enrichment and conservation programs at the BioPark.

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