Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Did you know that there is a Birding Preserve in Henderson? I didn’t. The preserve is located at 350 East Galleria Drive, near the intersection of Galleria Drive & Boulder Highway. Sitting on 140 acres, it is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl as well as numerous desert birds. Easy walking, wheelchair accessible. For more info, 702-267-4180. It is located within the water reclamation facility.
The Lion Habitat Ranch also in Henderson, about 20 minutes west of the strip is a Non-Profit Sanctuary for Lions. They also have a Giraffe who paints pictures that are available for sale. The admission into the Park varies from local rates to out of state visitors from $10-25. They also offer opportunities (for an additional cost) for you to be a trainer for the day, feed the lions or giraffe or you can feast with the beasts.
Currently they are closed, but will be re-opening soon to the park. www.lionhabitatranch.org
The Ducks of Desert Shores in Summerlin-again, Spring is here!
SeaQuest-Welcome To SeaQuest Las Vegas
A Petting Zoo Aquarium Feeding Experience!
Are you ready for an exciting journey around the planet? Touch, feed, and interact with animals from five continents, right here in Las Vegas!
Engage with over 1,200 animals from over 300 species!.
Prices for tickets start at $8.88 to their ViP package at $49.95.
$49.95 VIP Interaction Bundle (est. $90+ value, approx 45% savings)
Includes 3 Enhanced Animal Interactions of the Guests Choice, a one of a kind unforgettable adventure. Snorkel with stingrays, play with sloths and otters, and much more (Interactions vary per location).
14 Feeding Tokens are included to enhance the experience.
For more information, www.vegas.visitseaquest.com
Siegfried and Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat- opened in 1990 with a focus on scientific research, education and conservation outreach. The animals are ambassadors for their species and ecosystems, and they take every measure to ensure their health and well-being.
Location: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd. #N#Las Vegas, NV
Located on the Mirage Hotel Property.
Come face-to-face with some of nature's most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards, right in our backyard , Get even closer with exclusive experiences that can't be found anywhere else in Vegas, including a behind-the-scenes VIP tour, Trainer for a Day, Painting with the Dolphins, and Yoga With the Dolphins.
https://www.flamingos-world.com/Flamingo-habitat One of the biggest threats right now to the natural habitat of the Flamingo takes place in Tanzania around Lake Natron. This is do to a factory in the area that produces soda in this part of Africa. The amount of salt in the water changes often due to this plant and that makes it hard for the Flamingos to always find enough food or enough fresh water to survive.
https://www.caesars.com/Flamingo-las-vegas/Things-to-do/Wildlife-habitat The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is nestled on the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel's lush 15-acre grounds, the habitat is filled with exotic birds, fish and turtles. This is free to the public.
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a public aquarium located at and owned by the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its main tank is 1,300,000 US gallons, one of the largest in North America. The facility is 95,000 sq ft, and displays numerous different species of sharks, rays, fish, reptiles, and marine invertebrates. It also features a shark tunnel.
Here I am in Las Vegas and I am so guilty of never going to any of the above. I may not have my grandchildren here, but I am still a big kid at heart and I would enjoy visiting these places. Plus, all of this shows, that Las Vegas is not just about gambling-there is so much more to see and do and these are only a few of the activities available.
I always want to inspire you to travel-be a tourist for the day in your hometown. Please share, like, follow, etc. Thanks for reading.