This area of the park showcases wildlife native to the mountains and grasslands of Central Asia, including the iconic red panda and graceful white-naped cranes.
Ghost in the Clouds
Hiking in the hills of northern Pakistan in the 1970s, WCS Senior Conservationist George Schaller spotted a snow leopard some 150 feet away. "Wisps of clouds swirled around," he later wrote in Stones of Silence, "transforming her into a ghost creature, part myth and part reality."
In the Exhibit
WCS has long been a global leader in snow leopard conservation. In recent years, WCS has supported snow leopard conservation in Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
The subspecies of red panda at the Bronx Zoo are western red pandas, native to the western part of the Himalayas. Adult red pandas have reddish-brown and black coats that serve as camouflage in the wild.
White-naped cranes are a migratory species native to East Asia. WCS has worked with conservation partners and governments across the crane’s range to help conserve this iconic species.
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