Snow Leopard appreciation weekend is coming to the Chattanooga Zoo.
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23-24, show appreciation and love to one of Chattanooga Zoo’s most magnificent creatures.
While these big cats are tactical hunters like their many feline cousins, snow leopards are also opportunistic feeders. Still carnivorous, their prey can range from small birds to a fully grown camel. Although their name says otherwise, snow leopards are more closely related to tigers than leopards.
Sadly, the wild snow leopard is an endangered species. Conservation efforts of zoological facilities like Chattanooga Zoo are aiming to educate guests about these amazing creatures, create conservation status awareness, and witness a rise in the current wild population.
Snow Leopard Appreciation Weekend will include activities such as games, crafts, and keeper chats. On top of learning about conservation efforts to save wild snow leopards, guests will be among the first to meet Tankh, the zoo’s new male snow leopard.