Bobcat(Lynx rufus) Bobcats are highly adaptive predators native to North America, from Canada to northern Mexico. Their habitats range from forests, swamps, and semidesert grasslands. Rabbits and hares are common prey for the bobcat, but it will also feed on birds, small rodents, young deer and even insects.
Bison(Bison bison) Weighing over 2,000 pounds, bison are the largest land mammals of North America. Traditionally, they roamed in large herds, grazing the grasslands across America. Despite their great size, bison can run up to 35 mph. If provoked, they will use their large heads like battering rams.
Cougar(Puma concolor) The largest cats of North America go by many names, including mountain lion, puma and panther. These cunning felines can be found from Canada to the Andes mountains of South America. Cougars are known for their stealth and strength, hunting a variety of animals, especially deer.
Red Fox(Vulpes vulpes) The largest of the foxes, the red fox is highly adaptive to different environments. That’s why red fox can be found in habitats ranging from North America, Europe, Asia, and even parts of northern Africa. They usually live in pairs or small family groups, feeding on a variety of rodents, small mammals, insects and reptiles. Despite their name, these foxes come in a range of colors, including tan, gray and even black.
Turn right from the Main Entrance and follow a gentle stream to experience the diversity of native North American species. You’ll hear the chirps, calls and whistles of our waterfowl before you spot the regal black-necked swans, impressive American white pelicans, and flamboyant roseate spoonbills. As the creek flows downhill, a magnificent view of an American prairie opens before you. Walk along the boardwalk among iconic species like the red fox, playful river otters, and the symbol of our country, the bald eagle. Our fantastic felines include bobcats, cougars, and a pair of majestic tigers that have been guest favorites for over ten years. Our private river borders a lush open glade where white-tailed deer roam among imposing bison. The Wild Bird Walkabout invites you to mingle with a flock of friendly birds. Next door is one of our important conservation programs: the breeding center for the Texas Horned Lizard. Keep following the path as it meanders along the prairie to the bear lair and the pond where alligators hide.