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Henry Doorly Zoo - Expedition Madagascar

Expedition Madagascar opens Friday, May 7, 2010 and is located along the middle lagoon between Hubbard Gorilla Valley and Garden of the Senses. The 300 foot long building houses fifteen exhibits showcasing a wide variety of animal species. Among the fifteen exhibits is a green house that highlights a number of plant species from Madagascar.

 


Upon exiting the building, visitors can see four outdoor exhibits. The first is a fossa exhibit followed by a walk through lemur exhibit featuring ruffed lemurs, Coquerel’s sifaka and ring-tailed lemurs. The lemurs are living among man-made Baobab trees, representing an environment similar to Madagascar.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has been working in Madagascar since 1998 through the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP). As visitors wander through the exhibit, they will see a link between to the work Omaha’s Zoo has been doing on the island. Madagascar is considered to be one of the top hotspots for biodiversity because it is home to the largest number of endemic (native only to this country) plant and animal species.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo is located at Nebraska’s I-80, Exit 454 and is open year-round from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission prices for 2010 are $11.50 for adults, $7.75 for children (ages 3 – 11) and $10 for seniors. Household memberships are available for $88. Additional information can be found on the website, www.omahazoo.com.

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