Zoo Trip

We packed up the family and took a quick trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska. Aside from some allergies hitting my eyes while driving, the trip went nice and smooth. Now one might assume that a zoo in Nebraska is not going to be all that great, but actually it’s one of the better zoos in the country. Sadly, we picked the one day the aquarium was closed for a private event, but we still saw their desert dome, jungle, nocturnal animal area, and more. We’ll catch the rest on other visit planned for the spring.

This is the kind of blog post that needs pictures, and I’ve got them. My daughter took several of the photos that follow with my wife taking the rest of the credit. For those who care about such things, my daughter used a Canon Rebel XT with a 28-90mm lens and my wife used a Canon Rebel T3i with a 55-250mm lens.

The kids taking a look at one of the first exhibits in the desert dome.

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My son and my daughter, the budding photographer.

This is from inside the desert dome. In addition to the animals, there are some interesting and sometimes alien-looking plants in there.

The desert dome from the inside.
The desert dome from the inside.
Some of the many interesting plants.
Some of the many interesting plants.

We didn’t have any pictures of the nocturnal display since using a flash on nocturnal animals seems a bit too rude to our furry or scaly friends. However we moved on to the cat and bear section of the zoo to bet pictures of lions, tigers, and bears.

Relaxing Lion
Relaxing Lion
Tiger close up.
Tiger close up.
Polar Bear
Polar Bear

From there we went on to the jungle and fought foggy lenses.

Lots of plants.
Lots of plants.
Rope Bridge
Rope Bridge
Jungle stream.
Jungle stream.
One of the many, many monkeys.
One of the many, many monkeys.

It was a good trip :)

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3 Responses to Zoo Trip

  1. Rhonda says:

    Yes! The zoo in Omaha is the nicest I’ve ever seen. Those domes are amazing. Great pictures!

  2. Mirka Breen says:

    The habitats are worth seeing even without their inhabitants. Wow.

  3. Wow, great pics! The rope bridge looks a little scary ;)

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