Our Animals

Our Animals

Find Your New Favorite Animal

Our animals come from many parts of the world. We have more than 2,764 animals and 365 species that call Nashville Zoo home.

New at the Zoo

Learn about the Zoo's newest exhibits and animal additions.

Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear

Nashville Zoo officially opened Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear, in March 2018. The addition of Andean bears marks the first time this species has ever been housed at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in its entire 21-year history.  

HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center

Nashville Zoo’s new 23,677-square-foot Veterinary Center, which opened in March 2019, replaces a 30-year-old facility originally designed for a much smaller wildlife park housing indigenous species versus the exotic animals that now call the Zoo home.

Tiger Crossroads

Originally built in 1989 as a black bear exhibit and then home to Bengal tigers until 2015, the Zoo’s tiger exhibit was in great need of renovation. The new exhibit will be home to four-year-old female Sumatran tigers.

 
Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear

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Andean Bear
 
Guests looking at baby clouded leopard through glass at vet center
HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center

See the New Space

 
Tiger Crossroads

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Sumatran Tiger