Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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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.
ISBN: 9781467136556
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Nebraska
Series: Landmarks
Images: 68
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Eileen Wirth, PhD, is professor emeritus of journalism at Creighton University and a senior writer for Legacy Preservation in Omaha. She is a former reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and the author of seven books, including From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska Women in Journalism. She is active in many groups and sits on the board of the Nebraska State Historical Society.
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