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 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.
As spring is blooming at the Zoo, Winter is here… the highly-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones is premiering this Sunday. Although recognizable animal characters will be leaving the screen at the end of the season, the creatures in the series can be seen lingering around for a little longer; but in slightly different forms here at the Zoo.
1. Three-Eyed Raven
The Three-Eyed Raven may be able to see the past, present, and future through visions and dreams, however, common ravens are just as witty and loud!
The fire breathing winged reptiles can be seen flying and battling in every season of Game of Thrones, and are known to cook their prey with their own flames. Here at the Maryland Zoo we have our own dragon; yes he’s *a bit* smaller but still has the same scales and long tail!
3. Snow Bear
Snow Bears are found in the far north beyond the Wall in tundras and forests, not unlike Polar Bears found on Earth. However, Snow Bears tend to be 10 to 12 feet tall at the shoulder, almost double the size of our Polar Bears Neva and Amelia Grey!
4. House Lannister’s Lion
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms (or so they say). Their sigil bears a lion, and their official motto is “Hear Me Roar!” The Maryland Zoo is home to two lions, and yes, they do sometimes roar, but they don’t care at all about repaying debts!
5. House Mormont’s Bear
House Mormont of Bear Island is a vassal house from the North. They rule Bear Island, an island far to the northwest of Winterfell. GOT fans love House Mormont for their sassy young female leader. Two fierce young grizzly sisters live here at the Zoo!