Henry Doorly Zoo, Desert Dome, Nebraska

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Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

 

Henry Doorly Zoo is a 130-acre land in Omaha, Nebraska that houses an extraordinary menagerie. Located in the South 10th Street, this Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)- accredited zoo seriously focuses on the education, research, conservation and recreation for the welfare of all the members of the Animal Kingdom. A WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) member, this

zoo is renowned all over the nation for its leadership and humongous effort in researching for the preservation of the animal species.


Henry Doorly Zoo features a lot of amazing menagerie such as the wonderful Lied Jungle, which is the largest indoor rainforest in the world; North America’s largest cat complex; Kingdoms of the Night, a showcase of nocturnal creatures and an indoor swamp; and the so-called Desert Dome, the largest indoor desert in the world. The zoo’s animal collection totals to over 17,000 different kinds of animals

and 962 of different species.

 

From the class Mammalia, there are 164 species and 2025 specimens; from class Aves, or birds, there are at least 276 species and 1626 specimens; from the class Reptilia, there are 176 species and 598 specimens; from the classes Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes, or simply fish, there are 181 species

and 7600 specimens; from the class Amphibia, 42 species and 487 specimens; and lastly, from invertebrates, there are 103 species and 5000 specimens. In addition to this wide selection, the zoo

also takes care of at least 40 endangered species.

 
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