From Our Editors
Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains, Rainforest Adventures Zoo nurtures a diverse family of more than 130 tropical and temperate species and over 600 live animals, many born in captivity. Brilliantly hued macaws and finches share space with eccentric guests such as lemurs, hissing cockroaches, and squirrel monkeys. Elsewhere, guests get up close with a cuddly collective of mammals such as a giant porcupine, African servals, and coatimundi, as well as cold-blooded crocodiles, lizards, and snakes. Also be sure to visit the Zoo's newest arrivals, golden headed lion tamarins, which are some of the smallest and rarest monkeys on earth and native to the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil, South America.