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Asia Trail

Giant Pandas

Asia Trail, a series of exhibits that opened in 2006, is home to seven Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, a Japanese giant salamander, and giant pandas.

See a map of Asia Trail, read about the animal habitats, and learn about Asia Trail's green elements.

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Watching clouded leopards: Two clouded leopards live on Asia Trail. You may see them leaping from limb to limb and napping on sturdy branches. Relative to body size, clouded leopards' long canines are the largest of all living cats'.
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Asia Trail provides:

  • State-of-the-art exhibits with a stimulating environment
  • A comprehensive education program for visitors, students, and teachers
  • The expertise for in-depth research and training that aims to conserve these species in the wild

Asian species found at the Zoo:

Check out the Zoo map and plot your own "Asia Trail" through the Zoo.