Bears Move into New Beautiful Habitat
We’ve opened a completely redesigned home for our two North American black bears, Willow and Belle. The Hamill Foundation Black Bear Exhibit more than triples the space for these five-year-old black bears! Read more…
Featured Carnivore Keeper
Ben has been with the Houston Zoo since 2008. While he helps to care for all of the animals in the Carnivore department, he works most closely with the ocelot and the African lions.
Where are the Carnivores?
The carnivore habitats are located in the center of the Zoo, past Wortham World of Primates and Cypress Circle Concessions.
Hasani the Lion’s First Day Out
Did You Know?
Tiger cubs do not hunt on their own until they are 12 to 18 months old, when their permanent canine teeth come in. They will stay with their mother for up to 2 years.
A lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away!