Jaguar Jungle

A jaguar gazes out at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

Enter Jaguar Jungle and an ancient Mayan civilization.

Visit elusive jaguars as they stalk their glass-fronted exhibit in Jaguar Jungle. Jaguars are the most sacred animals of Mayan lore, and at Audubon Zoo they reside in a misty Mayan rainforest known as Jaguar Jungle. Take a moment to learn about the environment, animals, people and cultures of the verdant jungles and rainforests of South America with our recreated ruins, a dig site where young archeologists can unearth treasures and amazing animals like the jaguars, spider monkeys, sloths, macaws and anteaters.