Best Animal Habitats and Zoos in Las Vegas (Wild Vegas!)


To help you choose the best animal habitats and zoos in Las Vegas to visit, I’ve compiled a list with everything you need to know – complete with why each location is one of the best, where it’s located, costs, and other things to expect. It’s time to get in touch with your wild side!

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Situated right on the Las Vegas strip, the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is a beloved wildlife attraction in Las Vegas – and the only one of its kind!

Lion Habitat Ranch

At this animal habitat, not only can you view the ranch’s many regal lions at a close distance, but you can get even more up close and personal with many of the animals found here!

Shark Reef Aquarium

Shark Reef Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in North America – its tank holds 1.3 million gallons of water! Shark Reef Aquarium is designed to feel like an ancient temple that is slowly sinking into the ocean and leads to a shipwreck-reminiscent tunnel.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Visitors can see animals like bottlenose dolphins (they sometimes even have a baby dolphin!), leopards, white lions, and the famous white tigers.

Springs Preserve

Situated in the middle of the city is this adventure-filled, 180-acre preserve full of animal habitats, exhibits, and other sights and activities. Springs Preserve features live animal exhibits and habitats with native Mojave Desert wildlife, like Desert tortoises, Gila monsters, pocket gophers, cottontail rabbits, gray foxes, and lizards.