Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

by Eileen Wirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Series: Landmarks

Publication Date: June 12, 2017

ISBN: 9781439661215

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Long ranked as one of the top zoos in America and even the world, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's history has remained untold, until now. Beginning as little more than a menagerie, the zoo transformed into a spectacular attraction that now draws two million visitors per year. Supporters responded to innovative features such as the iconic desert dome, the new African Grasslands exhibit, the indoor jungle and the all-encompassing aquarium. More than just a showcase, the zoo also supports renowned wildlife conservation and research programs that help preserve endangered species ranging from coral reefs to tigers. Author Eileen Wirth celebrates the history and promising future of the landmark that continues to elicit great local pride.