Red River Zoo Plans To Get Most Endangered Species In The World
The Red River Zoo has plans to get the most endangered species in the world. They are working on a project to get Amur Leopards and Amur Tigers.
There are only about 30 Amur Leopards left in the wild. The Red River Zoo was asked by a conservation organization to take on these endangered species, because of the zoo’s breeding success with other cold-climate species.
They're in the planning phases for the $3 million dollar project which would include two separate exhibits for the cats, a breeding area and an event center in the middle.
Red River Zoo Executive Director, Lisa Tate, says, "We anticipate having floor to ceiling glass in that area, so that the public can get right up next to these amazing cats, really gain an appreciation for the specie."
The zoo is looking for donations to help make this exhibit possible. They hope to have it up and running in three years.