Staten Island Zoo now has 2 rare Amur leopard brothers what are used to a cold climate, so they are no doubt enjoying the cold snap on Staten Island.
Part of a special world wide conservation program, these 2 are currently settling into new digs, a brand new leopard habitat.
It’s luxurious by leopard standards, with both real trees and a great big faux tree the leopards can climb. As well there’s heated rocks and a small pond.
Staten Island Zoo is not very big. Just 8 acres it has always specialized in smaller mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Located at 614 Broadway across the street from the Broadway YMCA, you can go to Staten Island Zoo for details on how to get there and opening hours etc.
Set up in 1933, it has always been especially renowned for its very good collection of snakes, especially rattlesnakes, so these leopards represent a broadening of the zoo’s focus. It’s a given these leopards will be a hit with the kids so go along and visit with them. LIKE that New York gives safe haven to endangered species of animals.