Marco Polo's Adventure Trek

Marco Polo's Adventure Trek

Follow Marco Polo's Wild Journey

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo, the famous explorer, and see some of the animals that he may have encountered as he traveled through the extreme environments of the desert and high mountains.  Maybe you will glimpse one of our moon bears climbing or playing in the pool.  See the beautiful red pandas and impressive takin.  Can you find the secretive snow leopard?  Look carefully - they blend in perfectly with their surroundings!  If you come in winter, you might just be able to watch our red crowned cranes perform their intricate courtship dance.  All of these animals live in extreme environments.  Can you figure out what extreme adaptations they have that allow them to survive there?

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