Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha, Nebraska – Guide on the Facility

The Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha, Nebraska is a reserved facility for animals that has received the accreditation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is spread over an area that is larger than 130 acres and is registered with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
About the Zoo
It is the habitat of over 17,000 animals and comprises of as many as 962 species of creatures. It has 1626 specimens and birds of 276 species. The zoo consists of mammals of 184 species, including amphibians in 42 specimens, invertebrates of 103 species, reptiles of 176 species, fish of 181 species other than seven threatened species and forty-four endangered species.
History of the Zoo
The zoo was opened first in the year 1894 to the general public. It was named as the Riverview Park Zoo at that time. It has been established with the mission of education, research, recreation and conservation. Over the last forty years, it has been visited by over 25 million people – comprising of visitors from all over the world. In Nebraska, it stands as one of the most famous tourist spot.
Exhibits of the Zoo
The zoo is famous across the country due to its leading position in animal research and conservation. It consists of many noted exhibits, which comprise of the “Kingdoms of the World” which is the largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp of the world, the largest complex for cats in the whole of North America and the largest desert exhibit in an indoor setting in the world, which is the “Desert Dome”. There is also the largest rainforest of the world, the Lied Jungle. Other popular exhibits consist of Pachyderm Hill, Lagoon Island, Orangutan Forest, Hubbard Gorilla Valley, Garden of the Senses, Dairy World, Cheetah Valley and Butterfly/Insect Pavilion. You can also find Sue’s Wildlife Carousel, Simmons Wildlife Safari and an IMAX Theater in this facility.
Special Attractions
The Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha, Nebraska has various conservation and educational programs for the pleasure of younger visitors. This facility, along with various other organizations and zoos, has been instrumental for the launch of the Amphibian Conservation Initiative.
In 1987, the Mutual of Omaha`s Wild Kingdom Pavilion had been launched. It consists of previews of different exhibits across the park recorded in video format as well as an interactive zoo map. You can also find an interactive animal display area, displays of animals and a big auditorium comprising of 312 seats.

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March 9 through November 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Buildings stay open until 6 p.m.
November 2 through March 8: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily.
Buildings stay open until 5 p.m.
Adults (ages 12 and over): $15.00
Seniors (ages 65 and over): $14.00
Children (ages 3-11): $10.00
Children (ages 2 & under):

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