Laura Carpenter – Cat Woman

Laura by the Eurasian Lynx enclosure

Laura Carpenter began her Cincinnati Zoo career twelve years ago in the Cat House, which is now the new & improved Night Hunters exhibit. Over the years, Laura has formed a special bond with our cats, especially Sheegwa the clouded leopard.  The best part of her job, according to Laura, is creating new and interesting enrichment activities for the cats to keep their minds and bodies are stimulated.

On a typical day, Laura cleans the cat enclosures, feeds the animals and does everything she can to keep them happy and healthy.

Laura’s future may include going back to school to earn a Master’s degree and complete research, but for now she is a happy and valued member of the Cincinnati Zoo family. If you see Laura, please thank her for taking good care of our cats!