About Legends of the Wild
Legends of the Wild features 16 animal exhibits and a 30-foot waterfall.
The Story Behind Legends of the Wild
When you visit, you will notice that the animals in this area are not all from the same geographic area. Most of the animals in the exhibit have a story or legend associated with them. Through scientific data we know these legends are not true, but are just fun stories to tell. For example, it was believed by the native people of the Andes Mountains that condors brought up the sun every morning on their wings.
Jaguar & Snow Leopard Cubs
Two cat species, jaguars and snow leopards, in Legends of the Wild have had several successful litters. Five jaguar cubs and seven snow leopard cubs have been born since Legends of the Wild opened in 2005.
Two of the exhibits in Legends of the Wild were built as a natural form of enrichment. The jaguar-capybara exhibit and the snow leopard-tahr exhibit show the natural relationship between predator and prey as the predators can see their potential wild prey through glass. However the prey can feel secure knowing their predators cannot reach them.