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Carnivores

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From the small but fierce fossa to the Zoo's cats and bears, our carnivore team cares for some of the Zoo's top predators in their natural habitats.

Malala—Fossa

 

Our carnivore team introduces us to Malala, a fossa, whose species is native to the island of Madagascar. We’ll learn about this small carnivore’s diet and some of his favorite enrichment!

 

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Guignard and Ella—Florida Black Bears

 

Our carnivore team is taking us behind the scenes to see the bear den! We’ll meet the Zoo’s brother-sister duo, Guignard and Ella, and learn how they came to the Zoo, the types of behaviors they have, and more!

 

Want to learn more about Florida black bears?

 


Cirrus—Clouded Leopard

 

Our carnivore team introduces us to Cirrus, one of the Zoo’s clouded leopards. These medium-sized cats have some pretty cool adaptations to help them spend a lot of their time in the trees. We’ll also see how they are trained to go into a kennel for transporting them!

 

Want to learn more about clouded leopards?

 


Behind the Scenes of Our Nutrition Center!

 

We’re getting an exclusive look behind the scenes at our Nutrition Center! Learn all about what it takes to feed all the animals at the Zoo, how we store and prepare food, and determine who eats what.

 

 


Cheeto and Frito—Cheetah

 

Join one of our carnivore keepers, Christina, as she tells us more about our dynamic cheetah duo—Cheeto and Frito! This pair of boys are brothers, though they are part of the Species Survival Plan for cheetahs. Christina breaks down for us what that means and teaches us more about the fastest land mammals in the world!

 

Want to learn more about cheetahs?

 


 

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