Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park
Park Exterior and sign
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Land area||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
|Number of species||150+|
The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park, informally known as the Las Vegas Zoo, is a 3-acre (1.2 ha), nonprofit Zoological park and botanical garden located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is located northwest of the Las Vegas Strip, about 15 minutes away. It focuses primarily on the education of desert life and habitat protection. Its mission statement is to "educate and entertain the public by displaying a variety of plants and animals". An admission fee is charged. The park includes a small gem exhibit area and a small gift shop at the main exit. The gift shop and admission fees help support the zoo.
- Bali Mynah
- African Lion
- Eurasian Lynx
- Chilean Flamingo
- North American River Otter
- King Vulture
- Reptile - includes all species of venomous reptiles native to Southern Nevada.
Botanical Park displays
The zoo features free roaming animals, such as this chicken
Peafowl, one of the free roaming animals at the park
- "Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park - Las Vegas, Nevada". Nevada Tourism. Retrieved 16 December 2009.