Range of the Jaguar
The Range of the Jaguar is a two-time national award-winning South American exhibit. At the edge of the rainforest next to the animal exhibits is a village area where you’ll find the Palm Plaza restaurant, Village Sweet Shoppe and restrooms. In addition to enjoying the breathtaking jaguar exhibits, take the time to walk the winding halls of the captivating Lost Temple, a replica of an abandoned Mayan temple, to see bushmaster snakes, poison dart frogs, Amazon tree boa constrictors, anaconda, cotton-topped tamarins, pygmy marmosets and more.
Catch sight of howler monkeys, giant anteaters, capybaras and tapirs coexisting in the River’s Edge exhibit.
As an Inca tern flies overhead in the Emerald Forest Aviary, a pudu, the smallest deer species, might dart across your path. Look for a red-capped cardinal perched above you, a sunbittern sunning itself on a low branch or a macaw that’s close enough to touch. While in the aviary, you’ll have an opportunity to see the largest freshwater fish, the arapaima, which can grow up to 15 feet in length and can weigh up to 400 pounds, and freshwater stingrays.
Rare giant otters will entertain you with their playful antics at the back of the Aviary.