Asian Bamboo Garden
The Asian Bamboo Garden serves as an introduction to our Asian animal exhibits. Rather than create an authentic garden specific to any one country or culture, we have created a garden that we hope will resonate with a diverse range of people and their experience of Asian cultures. Significant features include; the Moon Gate, a traditional Asian gate with a circular entry that symbolizes perfection, the Lotus Pool, featuring rock and water expressing the yin/yang principles of Chinese garden design, and the Weeping Tree Bridge, which denotes a journey, and recalls a rainbow when its elliptical shape is reflected in the water. The Orchid Pavilion, flanked by bamboo, overlooks the Koi Pool and the Yin Yang Terraces. Kids and adults will love the Bamboo Mist Forest, home to our bronze Giant Panda sculptures.
The Komodo Dragon exhibit is set in an Indonesian fishing village on the Island of Komodo. It appears that the Komodo Dragons are wandering the backyards of the village or basking in the sun. The exhibit features opportunities for zookeepers to train the dragons through an interactive panel in public view.