Land of the Jaguar
Work in underway on the renovation of the South American area, Land of the Jaguar. Although parts of the zoo will be inaccessible to visitors during construction, animals in the area are being relocated into other sections of the zoo so they will still be viewable by visitors.
Opening September 28
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Demolition of Round Cages
|About the Project|
The South American area renovation, Land of the Jaguar, is an extensive multi-species habitat featuring jaguars, spectacled bears, ocelots, monkeys, crocodiles, anteaters, and much more!
Visitors will be immersed in a unique environment created with giant rocks, rivers, waterfalls, lush vegetation and South American structures as they journey through the Mayan ruins of Central America, the Amazon rain forests, and end up at the edge of the Andes Mountains.
The Land of the Jaguar is the largest project the zoo has undertaken since the Louisiana Habitat exhibit. The area includes the oldest section of the zoo, which has not been updated since the 1970s.