Mountain Lions


The Bergen County Zoo is honored to announce that we have Mountain Lions back on display in their exhibit at the same location!

We received these two new precious gems from the state of Washington that were rescued from the wild.

In the summer of 2018 they were put out to the public once their shots were up to date for their safety. Now they are enjoying their new home!

If you were wondering their names, they are Tacoma and Chinook!

They have grown fast and lost most of their baby stripes but these angels are still so cute!

Come see these large cats today!

Tacoma and Chinook 
The Mountain Lion is native to North and South America and has adapted to many environments. It is the largest wild cat in North America (4th biggest in the world) and goes by several names. Those names include Puma, Cougar, Panther, Catamount, or as we call it Mountain Lion. Its scientific name is Puma concolor.

 The Mountain Lion is an incredible animal that is on top of the food chain but don't be surprised when they make noise, Mountain Lions do not roar.  They can jump 15 feet high and up to 40 feet horizontally with their powerful hind legs.