Las Vegas Zoo Zoological Botanical Park Overview
If your children love animals, Southern Nevada zoo is definitely a place to check out during your vacation. You may hear it referred to as the Las Vegas Zoo, so don't be confused. They are the same place, and it is the only year-round zoo in Las Vegas.
Like many other children's attractions in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Zoo is highly interactive. Children can buy birdseed at the park's entrance and feed it to the birds that wander throughout the park. Additionally, there is a food dispenser in front of a pygmy goat exhibit, and visitors can feed the goats by hand. This level of connection with the animals of the zoo will make any visit an invigorating experience.
Another special aspect of the Las Vegas Zoo is the immense variety of the animals and plants housed there. At only three acres, it is a small zoo, yet it has the only family of Barbary Apes in the United States. Other creatures that make their homes at the Las Vegas Zoo are chimpanzees, eagles, ostriches, emus, wallabies, flamingos, a variety of reptiles and every single venomous reptile that is native to Southern Nevada.
Although the overall number of animals may be less than that found at most zoos, the variety and rarity of species held at the Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park are notable. For instance, the zoo is home to the largest collection of swamp wallabies in North America as well as the last family of Barbary apes in the United States.
Come check out the unique variety of animals at the zoo and enjoy a fun, educational experience.
1775 N Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89106
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