Silk Road Project - Home of the Snow Leopards

Silk Road Project - Home of the Snow Leopards

Silk Road recreates the mountainous regions in which the vulnerable species lives in the wild. The snow leopard enclosure has been designed to offer visitors a nose-to-nose visual experience through glass, whilst an elevated walkway journeys around the site, offering panoramic views across the Zoo, Colwyn Bay and the surrounding Carneddau Mountains.


The Silk Road is an important chapter in the 58-year history of the Zoo. This new enclosure will add something totally different and unique to visitors, both new and returning.

The Zoo is home to a pair of snow leopards and through the years has become increasingly involved in conservation campaigns and projects to raise awareness of their vulnerable status, having made an annual commitment to support the Snow Leopard Trust. The Silk Road will help highlight their position in the wild, whilst creating an exciting and innovative enclosure that will form an important part of the Zoo’s future.

For more information on the work of the Snow Leopard Trust please click here

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