The first elements of a Cold Asia-focused area are being created next to the animal hospital. This area will feature new habitats for snow leopards and red pandas.
Snow leopards are found at altitudes between 9,800 and 17,000 feet in the high, rugged mountains of Central Asia. They primarily eat wild sheep and goats, and will stalk their prey. Their limbs allow them to leap a distance of 30 to 50 feet. Their new habitat will be naturalistic and enable climbing.
Red Pandas will be a new addition to the Zoo. This mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China has been categorized as endangered by IUCN