San Antonio Zoo to break ground on skywalk for Jaguar habitat

The zoo will begin construction Monday, April 19

The San Antonio Zoo will break ground Monday on an upgrade to the Jaguar habitat.
The San Antonio Zoo will break ground Monday on an upgrade to the Jaguar habitat. (San Antonio Zoo)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo will break ground Monday on an upgrade to the Jaguar habitat.

The zoo will start construction on the Jaguar Skywalk, which it says will be the first of its kind in the United States and will provide an aerial view of the jaguars.

Guests to San Antonio Zoo often see one of the zoo’s two Jaguars, Arizona, and B’alam, out and about in their current habitat, as they are typically solitary animals.

The new, more extensive habitat will provide enough space for both jaguars to coexist and be visible to the zoo public at once, according to zoo officials.

The new area will also provide multiple terrain options for the animals that closely match their native surroundings. These options include a high, perched perspective or lower, closer to the water vantage point.

In September 2016, the zoo welcomed a pair of Jaguar cubs to parents, Arizona and B’alam, which was the first significant Jaguar birth for the zoo since 1974.