Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

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3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 733-8401
http://www.omahazoo.com/
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Wowsers! My socks were totally knocked off by the time I finished touring everything. I visited the zoo mid-December, no snow, but definitely cold weather in the low 30s. ... Read more
Thankfully, most of the exhibits are indoors. Some highlights included the tropical rainforest exhibit. The layout is impressive as I was within feet of animals. Certainly there were railings and such, but they were still close enough. One of my favorites was a gibbon was swinging back and forth with her baby grabbing onto her body. Another interesting fact was near closing time, feeding time happens, and many bats flew right over my head. Perhaps too close for comfort, but neat nonetheless. Since it's cold in the winter, many animals are housed indoors such as giraffes. A baby giraffe was recently born and I snapped a picture in his/her resting state. The tigers were another area of excellence. There were 3 tigers and a lion caged in a row. One of the tigers was very entertaining as he/she paced back and forth for over 30 minutes. Yes, I watched the tigers/lion for that long! The lion wasn't in the best mood that day, it growled a couple times. The only exhibit I didn't see, but really wanted to was the live butterfly room. Apparently that's only open for a few hours a day, only about 6-8 people inside at one time. By the time I got there, it closed for the day. However, I did see the mounted butterflies and its lab. I can't say enough good things about this zoo, especially when the admission price is so reasonable at $13.50! If I'm near Omaha in the future, I will make time to visit again!

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This zoo is huge and getting bigger at the moment. One of the best zoos in The US to go too. Everybody needs to check this place out.

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Wowsers! My socks were totally knocked off by the time I finished touring everything. I visited the zoo mid-December, no snow, but definitely cold weather in the low 30s. Thankfully, most of the exhibits are indoors.

Some highlights included the tropical rainforest exhibit. The layout is impressive as I was within feet of animals. Certainly there were railings and such, but they were still close enough. One of my favorites was a gibbon was swinging back and forth with her baby grabbing onto her body. Another interesting fact was near closing time, feeding time happens, and many bats flew right over my head. Perhaps too close for comfort, but neat nonetheless.

Since it's cold in the winter, many animals are housed indoors such as giraffes. A baby giraffe was recently born and I snapped a picture in his/her resting state.

The tigers were another area of excellence. There were 3 tigers and a lion caged in a row. One of the tigers was very entertaining as he/she paced back and forth for over 30 minutes. Yes, I watched the tigers/lion for that long! The lion wasn't in the best mood that day, it growled a couple times.

The only exhibit I didn't see, but really wanted to was the live butterfly room. Apparently that's only open for a few hours a day, only about 6-8 people inside at one time. By the time I got there, it closed for the day. However, I did see the mounted butterflies and its lab.

I can't say enough good things about this zoo, especially when the admission price is so reasonable at $13.50! If I'm near Omaha in the future, I will make time to visit again!

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This is hands down the best zoo or animal park I have ever been to. It's a definite must see attraction. The exhibits are over the top and really capture the animals' natural habitats. Its like how Disney is really detailed oriented and really immerses you in the environment, but even Disney's animal parks can't compete with this one.

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Come see the zoo rated #1 in the WORLD!!!

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