Client
The Philadelphia Zoo
Project
Big Cat Falls, The Philadelphia Zoo
Project Type
Completed
2006
Construction Cost
$20 Million

Creating Big Cat Falls from the Philadelphia Zoo's existing Carnivore House

transforms a static and dated "cat-in-a-box" exhibit into an educational, entertaining experience that more closely resembles viewing big cats in the wild.  New pathways lead zoo visitors through naturally-landscaped outdoor habitats for lion, tigers, leopards and other big cats.  The existing building has been adapted for multi-media presentations and back-of-house tours.  Bank of America Big Cat Falls was chosen 2007 Exhibit of the Year by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). 

big cat falls leopard habitat
big cat falls carnivora house at rear

Photo/Image credits:  Halkin | Mason Photography