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Carnivore Habitats

Lions, tigers, and bears…oh my! See the king of the jungle and many other carnivores as you trek through the the Houston Zoo. Don’t miss the University of Houston’s mascot, Shasta the cougar! Your journey will require a keen sense of sight – keep your eyes peeled as the cats like to hide, and their coats provide the perfect camouflage. Take a trip underground through the lion tunnel and observe our lions playing with special enrichment toys and treats.

female-lion-nimueAfrican Lion
berani-tiger-mammal-carnivore-thumbMalayan Tiger

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

Benjamin King
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!