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Bronx Zoo - Snow Leopard Habitat

July 2008.

Bronx Zoo - Snow Leopard Habitat
snowleopard, 5 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008.
    • BlackRhino
      Spectacular for Snow Leopards!
    • snowleopard
      The trio of snow leopard exhibits at the Bronx Zoo must be close to the best that North America has to offer for these elusive yet stunning cats.
    • BlackRhino
      Is this exhibit open topped? Either way it still looks like an exhibit worthy of being a top 25 US exhibit list.
    • snowleopard
      I'm not sure if it is open-topped or not, but it is surely the best snow leopard exhibit in North America. I love the use of harp wire for close-up viewing.
    • BlackRhino
      The harp-wire is a great idea. Is there also glass viewing for close-ups anywhere?
    • snowleopard
      I remember that there are actually 3 snow leopard exhibits, with one quite small, one average in size and the one (this photo) very impressive. The females and cubs can be separated into the smaller enclosure, and I believe that most of the viewing is harp wire although I do seem to remember that there is also a glass section as well. ZooChat member Reduakari would be the man to ask for the exact details of the 3 habitats.
    • Zooplantman
      The three exhibits have mesh tops. The angles of the mesh tents were carefully calibrated to minimize sunlight making them show up.
    • BlackRhino
      I have heard this zoo has 12 snow leopards however not all are on exhibit on the same day. I would love to see this Snow Leopard exhibit in person as I am a huge Snow Leopard fan and have yet to see them in an innovative exhibit like this one. Anyways Scott, do you think it could be considered for a top 25 exhibit list?
    • snowleopard
      @BlackRhino: no, I do not think that Himalayan Highlands would be in my top 25 exhibit list, as it is only 1 acre and there are so many other great North American zoo exhibits to compare it to. Don't get me wrong as I think that it has the best snow leopard habitats on the continent (and perhaps second to Zurich Zoo worldwide) but North America simply has a terrific number of high quality zoo exhibits.
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