Thanks to a major gift by ZooFriend Walter Trettin, our new Snow Leopard House & Habitat is nearing completion. The Holding den with nesting room and two spacious private dens for a pair of snow leopards and their future family. Health, safety, and comfort amenities - like HVAC - for the cats and the keepers are important features of this facility. The design gives better access to the ainmals for keepers and veterinary staff.
2500 sq. ft. outdoor exhibit is covered in an almost-invisible steel mesh. And visitors will have a memorable encounter with these rare and intriguing cats nose-to-nose through a large glass wall - a gift in memory of Jane Betty McHugh.
The roar of support - made by zoofriends like you will finance these exciting new projects.
Habitat forms and features are designed to keep our cats active and interested in their environment. A generous gift from Richard Kull made the Tiger Pool and water feature possible
The Zoo needs your support to replace outdated exhibits for our tiger and cheetahs. To meet the stringent standards of the AZA, we must install higher and stronger fencing. The new enclosures will be constructed of steel columns and an almost invisible-woven steel mesh instead of chain link.
Safety, natural stimulating design, and closer-up unobstructed viewing of these magnificent cats is our goal. We are creating more enriching environments that will increase animal activity and enhance the visitor experience. For safety and well-being, improvements behind the sscenes will provide better access to the animals by zookeepers and veterinary staff.
New viewing areas will give you a closer, clearer look at these elegant apex predators. And vice versa.
Made possible by generous gifts from Betty Hull and other ZooFriends, the zoo finished a complete makeover of the lion habitat just in time for the arrival of these big beautiful cats. The exhibit features renovated holding building, outdoor yard with kopje rock mound, improved enclosure that meets AZA standards, and close-up viewing for visitors.
The generous support by ZooFriends like you will finance building the new facilities necessary to keep healthy, happy big cats in our zoo's future.