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Las Vegas Wildlife

Las Vegas is easily one the entertainment capitals of the world, but what many may not be aware of, is that the city is also home to numerous wildlife attractions.

These attractions also double up as family-friendly attractions, making them idyllic options to tour with the kids.

Las Vegas Wildlife Parks, Animal Attractions, Refuges & Sanctuaries, NV

Take the first adventure at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. This aquarium contains more than 1.6 million gallons of saltwater and is home to 15 shark species in addition to golden crocodiles, sea turtles, and giant rays, among others. Visitors get to visit the different exhibits to learn more about marine wildlife in their different habitats and how they interact.

Visit the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, which, just as the name suggests, is home to flamingos. While the flock of Chilean flamingos have earned the habitat its name, they coexist alongside African penguins at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas. With free entry at the habitat, there is no excuse not to explore the hotel.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat located at the Mirage Hotel Las Vegas is a unique wildlife attraction. Home to several Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, the research-based facility is loved for its exciting dolphin shows. The habitat also has different animal breeds, including leopards, panthers, white tigers, and white lions.

The MGM Grand Lion Habitat is a popular wildlife attraction in Las Vegas as it gives visitors a glimpse into the lives that the giant cats lead. See them feed, play, and sleep all in one location. Visitors are also enthralled to watch how the lions relate to the keepers. Perhaps the highlight of this tour is the transparent tunnel that allows one to access the habitat in a safe environment.

Tour the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and come face to face with the diverse fauna in the area. From rabbits to ground squirrels, the desert tortoise, and even wild burros, this makes for an exciting wild experience.

Additional wildlife attractions worth visiting include the Silverton Aquarium, Springs Preserve, the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, as well as the Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge.

Shark Reef Aquarium

Shark Reef Aquarium

Las Vegas, NV

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a unique bay attraction that is home to more than 1,200 species of marine life, among them sharks, rare fish species, and other aquatic animals. This is an exciting opportunity to...

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Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Las Vegas, NV

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is a tranquil paradise tucked away in Las Vegas and is one of its most scenic attractions. The enchanting habitat is located at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino and is spread across the...

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The Aquarium At The Silverton Hotel

The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel

Las Vegas, NV

The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel is a popular family attraction for Las Vegas visitors and is located in one of the city’s most amazing hotels. This aquarium is just one of the many features that make the hotel...

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Fishlake National Forest

Fishlake National Forest

Richfield, UT

Fishlake National Forest is a scenic destination in Utah, known for its beautiful forests, spectacular trails and exciting outdoor activities. The forest is also home to Fish Lake, the water body, after which it is...

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Lion Habitat Ranch

Lion Habitat Ranch

Henderson, NV
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The Lion Habitat Ranch is a unique destination for animal lovers exploring Las Vegas. The ranch is home to these furry felines that roam the 8.5-acre ranch. Located just about 12 miles from the renowned Las Vegas Strip...

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Yuma, AZ

The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is a wilderness area that was created for the conservation of the desert and the protection of the desert bighorn sheep. The refuge covers 665,400 acres across the Yuma Desert. Kofa...

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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Amargosa Valley, NV

The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a popular attraction in the Mojave Desert, which is a welcome surprise in a landscape that is mostly known for its harsh, arid environment. Located less than two hours from...

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Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Prescott, AZ

The Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a conservation area that was set up to protect native and exotic animal species in Arizona. The sanctuary is located in Prescott City and is home to more than a hundred native...

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Bearizona Wildlife Park

Bearizona Wildlife Park

Williams, AZ
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The Bearizona Wildlife Park is a 160-acre drive-through wildlife park that gives visitors a unique chance to view some of North America’s native animals in their natural habitats. Tucked away in Williams, northern...

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Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Williams, AZ

The Grand Canyon Deer Farm is a family-friendly destination that gives visitors the chance to come up close with friendly fallow deer in Arizona. The farm, which was first opened in 1969, has been a popular attraction...

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Nopah Range Wilderness Area

Nopah Range Wilderness Area

Tecopa, CA

The Nopah Range Wilderness Area is an expansive wilderness located in California. The area borders the Resting Spring Range Wilderness and the South Nopah Range Wilderness to the north and south, respectively. Nopah...

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