The Philadelphia Zoo
Big Cat Falls at The Philadelphia Zoo
Project Type
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 visitors through naturally landscaped outdoor habitats for lions, tigers, leopards, and other big cats. The existing building has been adapted for multimedia presentations and back-of-house tours.

Bank of America Big Cat Falls was chosen as the 2007 Exhibit of the Year by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 

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

Photo/Image credits:  Halkin | Mason Photography