Lemurs are a type of primate—the order that includes monkeys, apes, and humans—found exclusively in Madagascar. With its long and fluffy, black-and-white banded tail and its impressive variety of calls, the ring-tailed lemur is easy to spot—and hear—in its spiny forest home.
Ring-tailed mongooses are the most widely distributed and abundant of the five species of Malagasy mongooses. These petite carnivores have raccoon-like tails, broad feet with large pads, and long, lean bodies that make them agile tree-climbers.
Graceful and agile, this rare mountain-loving leopard has plush gray or tawny fur with dark ringed spots—the thickest coat of any big cat. The snow leopard is one of five species of big cats. The other four species are the tiger, lion, leopard, and jaguar.
Revered for its beauty and vitality, the tiger is a symbol of strength throughout Asia. Tigers are the largest of the five species of big cats. The other four species are the lion, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard. The Bronx Zoo has two subspecies of this striped cat on exhibit: the Amur (Siberian) tiger and the Malayan tiger.