Omaha Journals

Weekend Tour to the Zoo

A November 2004 trip to Omaha by mmaloo333

leapord Photo, Omaha, Nebraska More Photos
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Weekend Tour to the Zoo


leapord Photo, Omaha, Nebraska
The zoo's cat complex, the largest in North America, houses lions, cheetahs, jaguars, pumas, and some of the rarest large cats in the world, like Sumatran tigers, Asian snow leopards, and Siberian tigers. And there’s a desert dome inside that is done like a desert. There’s an IMAX theatre to enjoy the films. There is a beautiful forest inside, which I liked the most. It had a wooden hanging bridge connecting two huge trees, which was very thrilling to go on. A path along the jungle floor winds along streams and past waterfalls. An elevated walkway takes us through treetops and offers a glimpse of jungle wildlife, including free-ranging birds and primates, as well as reptiles and other ...Read More