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Meander through a naturalistic habitat at our First Niagara Big Cat Falls area. This Zoo experience creates a stunning landscape of lush habitats and waterfalls where guests can come face to face with endangered big cats from around the world, including snow leopards, amur leopards, pumas, lions, amur tigers and jaguars.
One group of cats are able to roam their exhibit area and another cat's habitat, too! Being able to smell and explore a space where another cat has lived provides excellent behavioral enrichment, stimulating the senses of the temporary residents. This situation also mimics the behavior of wild cats, who live in a core range surrounded by outlying areas they roam less frequently. Most of the cats in Big Cat Falls are native to areas where it gets very cold, but even lions and jaguars can tolerate cold weather, so to make them even more comfortable, we've provided "hot rocks," areas of artificial rockwork that stay warm throughout the year.
The Zoo360 system of overhead tunnels allows the cats to move from one exhibit to another. Who knows, you may even see an Amur leopard high above the visitor walkway, watching you!
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