Meet the National Zoo's Great Cats

The Great Cats exhibit is home to tigers and lions. Several other cat species live in other areas of the Zoo.


Two Sumatran tigers live at Great Cats: male Kavi, and a female named Damai. Facts about tigers

African Lions

Two female lions, Shera and Nababiep, and one male lion, Luke, live at Great Cats. Shera gave birth to four cubs in late August, and Naba gave birth to three cubs in late September. The cubs will be on exhibit on a limited basis during winter. Facts about lions

Clouded leopards

Two clouded leopards live at Asia Trail. Facts about clouded leopards


Three male cheetahs live at the Cheetah Conservation Station at the Zoo. Several male and female cheetahs live at the Cheetah Science Facility at the Zoo's Virginia campus. Facts about cheetahs

Fishing cats

Two fishing cats, a male and a female, live at Asia Trail. Facts about fishing cats


Two live at Great Cats. Facts about caracals