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In the wild, they can be found in the upper tree canopy in rainforests in China, Inonesia, the Philippines and India.
Binturong are omnivorous, eating fruit, leaves, small mammals, birds, invertebrates, carrion and eggs.
A lion is a “digitigrade” or toe walker – that means his heel does not touch the ground.
Asian Small-Clawed Otter We have two Asian small-clawed otters: male Sawyer and female Merrill, that we are hoping will breed.
They are generally no more than two feet long and weigh less than 10 pounds.
The hind feet are fully webbed, while the front are only partially webbed, giving them the kind of flexibility found in “hands” rather than feet.
African Lion Our male lion, Mramba weighs 364 pounds, and has a laid back nature. She weighs 344 pounds, is quick tempered and likes playing with balls and cones.
Our lions are very vocal, and their roars can be heard across the Zoo.
Though similar in size to North American black bears, Asiatic black bears have a thicker mane of fur around their habitat.Chai is the bigger of the two, weighing in at around 450 pounds.Binturong We have four binturongs: males Rungus and Tasik, and females Suzy and Bee.Meet some of the popular mammals living at the Virginia Zoo.In addition to these favorites, we have lots more mammals, too, so come see us soon.