Our resident snow leopards expertly navigate the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit, using their long tails to balance as they dash between dense foliage and steep stones.
In the wild, these top predators roam Asia’s hilltops, although they face mounting threats from poachers and habitat loss. To better understand these incredible cats, WCS recently scientists teamed up with Nat Geo WILD and veterinarians to fit two grown leopards with radio collars—a first in Afghanistan. Read more here.
Edith, our two-year old California sea lion, recently celebrated her second birthday, although she doesn’t need an appointed festivity to make a splash.
You can witness her regular hijinks at feeding time, when keepers encourage Edith and Katie, our other resident sea lion, to show off their moves through training demonstrations. Daily feedings are held at 11:30am, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm.
Happy Fourth of July from our king penguins, experts at cooling off on piping hot days like today. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a dip in a refreshing pool or lake this Independence Day, think of these tuxedoed birds.
When they hit the water, their bodies become swimming machines propelled by webbed feet and wings that function as flippers.
The Oriente knight anole displays the brilliant colors of his native Caribbean islands, especially when threatened. Knight anoles gallantly face perceived threats by sitting on all fours, turning bright green, and occasionally bobbing their heads.
Come see our lively lizard in the Tropic Zone.
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