The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Keepers do many things to create a novel and enriching habitat for cougars. They may add brush piles, plants, areas of shade, and climbing structures. Keepers can also rearrange the “furniture” (logs, rocks, shelters) within the habitat. Placing scents in the habitat encourages the cougars to explore.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.