Renovations to the leopard den and yard are underway. The Amur leopard Sofiya has been moved to another behind-the-scenes location while this work takes place and will not be spotted by guests until the project is complete.
The inside of the Tundra Buggy at Polar Bear Watch is currently closed for renovation. The animals at Polar Bear Watch will still viewable from other vantage points throughout the project.
The Tree habitat in the Maryland Wilderness area is closed for renovation until spring. The reptiles and amphibians inside the tree, such as wood turtles and Eastern tiger salamanders, will not be viewable during this time. The giant tree slide can still be accessed by the stairs outside of the tree but may be closed at some times.
Experience our big cats closer than ever when you attend a training demonstration at Lion Overlook! Guests will have the opportunity to observe as the Zoo’s lions voluntarily participate in a training session with animal keepers at the exhibit’s new designated training space. The trainers will work with the lions on a variety of medical and husbandry behaviors through positive reinforcement training. Watch as the lions participate in their own health care! Keepers will be on hand to describe the day-to-day care of the lions and the status of lions in the wild, as well as answer questions.
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to animal care priorities, some scheduled activities may be delayed or canceled without notice. All animal experiences and rides are weather permitting.