Amur leopard in front of blurred bamboo background.
Animals

Leopard

At A Glance

  • Conservation Status: Endangered
  • Location: Africa Rocks and Asian Passage
  • ZOO ZONE: Africa Rocks

    ZOO ZONE: Asian Passage

    The leopard is the epitome of stealth. Its very name brings mental pictures of this great spotted cat crouched on a tree limb awaiting the approach of a deer, or of a sleek, spotted body slipping silently through the dry savanna grass with scarcely a ripple as it nears its chosen target. Amur leopards love climbing, exploring, and playing with new things, and have a keen appreciation for scents; keepers add spice oils like cinnamon, spearmint, and lavender to their hay and climbing structures. But, like most cats, they also sleep a lot. You'll find leopards in Africa Rocks and also in Asian Passage.

    Snow owl spirit looking down at young boy holding a lantern.
    DEC 13–JAN 5

    JUNGLE BELLS

    Presented by California Coast Credit Union
    Baby aye-aye
    ZOONOOZ

    AN AYE-AYE ADDITION

    Masai giraffe
    GO BEHIND THE SCENES

    INSIDE LOOK TOURS

    Young brother and sister, mother and father wearing matching San Diego Zoo t-shirts.
    SHOPZOO

    ZOO FAMILY APPAREL

    Hotel with pool
    Creature Comforts

    PREFERRED HOTELS