We all know Las Vegas has a wild side. But just how wild? Well, the city is home to some pretty exotic animal attractions. From white tigers to sea creatures, bottlenose dolphins and emus, things can get pretty wild in the city. If you’re an animal lover here are 5 places to go wild:
Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat
Located at the Mirage, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat consists of two ways to see different animals. First, visitors can watch bottlenose dolphins swim and play in the Dolphin Habitat. Then it’s on to viewing exotic animals like white lions, white tigers, panthers and leopards at the Secret Garden.
The Shark Reef Aquarium
Enjoy a tropical oasis right in the middle of the desert with a trip to The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Home to over 2,000 animals (over 100 of which are sharks) and a 1.6-million-gallon tank, The Shark Reef Aquarium is full of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures including sharks of all kinds, sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha and jelly fish. Budding marine biologists will love this attraction.
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
If you have a love for flamingos step inside the serene paradise of the Flamingo Habitat at the Flamingo. Strutting their beauty is hundreds of gorgeous pink Chilean flamingos. The species frolics on islands and streams surrounded by waterfalls and foliage. This animal attraction also features swans, ducks, koi fish and turtles. It’s truly one of the most peaceful places to visit in Las Vegas.
SeaQuest Las Vegas
Despite its name, you won’t just find sea creatures at SeaQuest. The animal attraction at The Boulevard Mall is also home to a variety of reptiles and birds from all over the world. Guests of all ages will love checking out toucans and turtles and even swimming with the stingrays.
Bonnie Springs Ranch
If you’re looking to get outside and explore take a little day trip to Bonnie Springs Ranch. This ghost town is home to a petting zoo that allows a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with such ranch animals as rabbits, Australian emus, wallabies and more. The ranch also includes a train, making it the perfect stop for animal lovers and kiddos.