Claws and Paws Pathway

May 27, 2022 – Indefinitely

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Adjacent to the Mane Grille restaurant Floor Plan

Meet binturongs, bobcats, Pallas' cats, and porcupines. The animals on Claws and Paws Pathway are found in different countries and live in a variety of habitats. Most are carnivores (animals that eat meat) with strong claws and sharp teeth. Follow your nose! These animals have something else in common ... they stink! Some animals have strong scents to ward off predators or mark their territories. As you visit the animals along Claws and Paws Pathway, think about what you smell. A whiff of stinky cheese? That may be the prickly North American porcupine. Buttered popcorn? You're probably smelling the shaggy-coated binturongs.