San Antonio Zoo announces new exhibit ‘Neotropica’ coming this fall

The new realm will encompass features of the Americas and pre-Hispanic culture

The San Antonio Zoo announces "Neotropica"
The San Antonio Zoo announces "Neotropica" (San Antonio Zoo)

SAN ANTONIO – A new exhibit is coming to the San Antonio Zoo, and it’s expected to incorporate animals from the neotropical region of the Americas.

Zoo officials announced on Monday the new realm will be called “Neotropica” and will include parts of the park such as the Amazonia Outpost and the new jaguar habitat and catwalk that broke ground earlier this year.

The Neotropical Realm consists of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, the southern region of Florida and a small section in South Texas.

Officials said Neotropica would resemble this region by creating the exhibit to feel like a “remote fishing village” that encompasses features of the Americas and pre-Hispanic cultures.

The Zoo is expected to open Neotropica this fall along with the Jaguar skywalk.

For more information on the San Antonio Zoo, visit its website.

Future plans for the new realm "Neotropica" located in the San Antonio Zoo (San Antonio Zoo)

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