Tigers at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    By Carrie McLaren

    It's an exciting time to visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo recently launched a pollinator garden area called Riverview Gardens and unveiled a tiger exhibit, The Land of the Tiger.

    Just beyond the Gardens at Trout River Plaza, step into the Riverview Gardens where there is a cool breeze, the shade of big trees, and opportunities to connect with the natural world.  Explore the garden pathways full of plants that attract and support pollinators and other wildlife.  Sit and enjoy views of the Trout River. You might see some of the animals that call our river home.  Make sure to visit often to see this garden change through the seasons and grow into the space for years to come.

    The new Land of the Tiger is a 2.5-acre exhibit that takes tourists on a walk through Asia, with viewing areas to see the zoo’s newest additions – three Malayan and two Sumatran tigers. The beautiful creatures have room to roam the trails of the area, which allows them to be always on the prowl.  Other animals featured in the exhibit include hornbills, Visayan Warty pigs, Bairusa pigs and Asian-small clawed otters. You can visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida.