Do you have tigers, red pandas, or armadillos?
The Maryland Zoo does not currently exhibit tigers, red pandas, or armadillos. The Zoo’s exhibits focus on three major geographic regions — Africa, Maryland, and the Arctic. Lions, elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees are some examples of the African animals featured in the African Journey section of the Zoo. Polar bears, northern ravens, Arctic foxes and snowy owls inhabit our Polar Bear Watch exhibit; timber rattlesnakes, North American river otters, wood ducks and many others native animals can be seen in our Maryland Wilderness exhibit. Red pandas, tigers, and armadillos, however, are not found in these regions. Red pandas and tigers are both Asian animals and armadillos are found in the southeastern United States and across much of South America. South Carolina is currently the northern limit of the range on the East Coast of the nine-banded armadillo, which is the only species of armadillo that inhabits the United States.
— Jane Marlow, School Programs Instructor