Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park

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Southern Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park
Park Exterior and sign
Date closed September 2013
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 36°11′32″N 115°11′23″W / 36.19217°N 115.1895905°W / 36.19217; -115.1895905Coordinates: 36°11′32″N 115°11′23″W / 36.19217°N 115.1895905°W / 36.19217; -115.1895905
Land area 3 acres (1.2 ha)[1]
Number of species 150+
Website www.lasvegaszoo.org
Exterior of the Park

The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park, informally known as the Las Vegas Zoo, was a 3-acre (1.2 ha), nonprofit Zoological park and botanical garden located in Las Vegas, Nevada that closed in September 2013.[2] It was located northwest of the Las Vegas Strip, about 15 minutes away.[1] It focused primarily on the education of desert life and habitat protection. Its mission statement was to "educate and entertain the public by displaying a variety of plants and animals".[1] An admission fee was charged. The park included a small gem exhibit area and a small gift shop at the main exit. The gift shop and admission fees helped support the zoo.

Exhibits[edit]

Reptile/Desert Room

The zoological park exhibited over 150 species of plants and animals, including the last family of Barbary Apes in the United States.[1] Other animals displayed include:

Botanical Park displays[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park - Las Vegas, Nevada". Nevada Tourism. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Spears, Darcy (September 24, 2013). "Las Vegas Zoo closing its doors for good". ktnv.com. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 

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