Monday, August 11, 2008

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo

I am so much fascinated with the grandeur of Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo but i was more and more captivated by the gold heart of Mrs. Margaret Hitchcock Doorly. Well, of course together with the other individuals who donated the same.

In 1963, Margaret Hitchcock Doorly donated $750,000. Just imagine how big is the equivalent amount of that money today. Huge as in huge amount. In doing so, she stipulated that the zoo be renamed in memory of her late husband, Henry Doorly, chairman of the World Publishing Company.

The Henry Doorly Zoo, located at 3701 South 10th Street. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Its mission is conservation, research, recreation, and education. The zoo is
nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research. Evolving from the public Riverview Park Zoo established in 1894, today the Zoo includes several notable exhibits. It features the largest cat complex in North America; "Kingdoms of the Night" is the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; the Lied Jungle is the world's largest indoor rainforest, and the "Desert Dome" is the world's largest indoor desert, as well as the largest geodesic dome in the world.

The Zoo is Nebraska’s number one paid attendance attraction and has welcomed more than 25 million visitors over the past 40 years.

Put this place in your schedule guys! you will enjoy.

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