SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Zoo held the grand opening Friday of a new tropical realm featuring the unique Pantera Walk.
NEOTROPICA will be home to endangered jaguars, birds from the Amazon, monkeys and other mammals, fish and reptiles. The habitat will allow the animals to be in the same areas in a thematic overlay of a South American fishing village.
The signature feature of the tropical realm will be the Pantera Walk, which allows the jaguar to roam between two habitats on an elevated trail system. Pantera Walk is the first of its kind in the world, allowing jaguars to travel through the habitats of other species.
NEOTROPICA was completely funded by donors in a $1.7M project, the zoo said.