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The Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Plan your visit.

Claws & Paws PathwayExhibit

Hours
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The binturong outdoor exhibit at the Zoo surrounded by a walkway and a railing with two signs
  • An outdoor animal exhibit on Claws & Paws pathway enclosed in mesh and surrounded by leafy plants
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Claws & Paws Pathway

Meet binturongs, bobcats, Pallas' cats and porcupines!

The animals on Claws & Paws Pathway are found in different countries and live in a variety of habitats. Most are carnivores (animals that eat meat) with strong claws and sharp teeth.

Follow your nose!

These animals have something else in common ... they stink! Some animals have strong scents to ward off predators or mark their territories.

As you visit the animals along Claws & Paws Pathway, think about what you smell.

A whiff of stinky cheese? That may be the prickly North American porcupine. Buttered popcorn? You're probably smelling the shaggy-coated binturongs. 

Keepers provide the animals along the Claws & Paws Pathway with daily enrichment — food, socialization, objects, sounds, smells and more. Enrichment enhances well-being and gives animals an outlet to show their species-typical behaviors. Keepers often hide or scatter food around enclosures, add scent enrichment, and spend time training and socializing with animals. This social interaction with keepers is not only enriching, but also a great way for animal care staff to evaluate an animal's health.

See the black-tailed prairie dog exhibit before heading down Claws & Paws Pathway.

Restrooms are located behind the Conservation Pavilion, next to Kids' Farm.

The Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel is located across from Lemur Island along Olmsted Walk.

Elevation Burger at Mane Grill is located between Kids’ Farm and the restrooms.

Zoo Map

The Zoo is home to a male porcupine, named Jeffrey.  
Three bobcats live at the Zoo ⁠— males Cheese and Yoda and female Ollie.
A male binturong, named Hank, and a female binturong, named Lola, live on Claws & Paws Pathway.
Claws & Paws Pathway is home to two female Pallas' cats, named Akar and Ceba.