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Southern Nevada Zoo

1775 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89106 (The Strip)
(702) 648-5955
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Ranked #511 of 576 Attractions in Las Vegas
Type: Zoos
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

There are not a lot of places to go for kids and the only two i have been are to a museum and this zoo. Now this zoo is closed and i am sad that i did not get to go there one last time. I was little when my dad took me to the zoo so i don't know... More

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las vegas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

any zoo is a good thing las vegas people should have helped keep that zoo open i went there as a kid it will be missed Sigfried & Roy should buy the zoo remodel make it work for future generations.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The zoo has been closed and the animals have been rehomed. According to the local las vegas news stations all of the zookeepers walked off of the job. The USDA is also involved with the rehoming off the animals.

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Byron, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The up sides are few sadly. Start at the beginning it is in a not so nice neighborhood in North Las Vegas. Very VERY small parking lot. I was surprised my vehicle was still there when I came out. Had a few animals but mostly birds. Loose birds. Chickens and peacocks running all over the place. The staff were all... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

First, one must keep in mind that I'm from Edmonton and we have a relatively small zoo. The Southern Nevada Zoo is definitely very small. But it is afterall a private zoo, and not a real municipal zoo. It's a matter of expectation. If this place was called "Bob's Random Animal Emporium", I think the reviews would be better. You... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I was shocked to walk by a caged Raven and it said "Hello" I had no clue that Ravens could say anything. A Keeper said it also says I love you...... A lion who kept growling at me lots of macaws. Some of the water looked dirty. There is a petting zoo area that consists of goats. The Zoo is... More

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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

small zoo, very small enclosures. poor lioness looked half dead, was in a small pen and could barely turn around. the coy pond was discusting looked like it was all sludge. the smaller animals like the foosa and tortises as well as birds looked in good shape.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The conditions at this zoo are completely deplorable! The cages are unbelievably small, the animals don't look healthy, it's filthy, and the place stinks!!! I can't believe that no one has yet been able to shut this place down. I honestly can not believe that anyone can look at those poor animals and think the conditions they are living in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I visited the Las Vegas Zoo today, mainly to see for myself the conditions of the animals and their environment. I was very saddened by the cramped and isolated conditions that these animals live. The lioness we were told has allergies and that is why her nose and forehead is blackened by her incessant rubbing. She lives alone, but deserves... More

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Brighton East Australia
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Well it was great to see the Foosa but only a small zoo. It doesn't take long to beet around the zoo. A nice way to spend an hour or two away from the main areas. on the day we went there were only a few locals visiting.

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