This new Zoo experience creates a stunning landscape of lush
habitats and waterfalls where guests can come face to face with 12
endangered big cats from around the world, including three new
playful snow leopard cubs, three adorable new puma kittens and a
beautiful new black jaguar cub.
The recently completed construction of the Big Cat Falls exhibit was a
joint effort of the Philadelphia Zoo and the City of Philadelphia
working concurrently to renovate the former Lion House exhibit. The
Zoo's part of the project included the renovation of the existing Lion
House structure and the removal of the Lion and Tiger pools which were
replaced with expanded exterior exhibit areas for all the cats. The City
of Philadelphia's role in this project included providing and installing
approximately $600,000 of landscaping for the Big Cat Falls exhibit.
The landscaping included species of plants and trees that were
indigenous of the cats natural habitat.