See the Omaha Zoo In The Skyfari
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There’s a new way to see zoo animals in the Omaha zoo: Fly over their enclosures in a ski lift in the Skyfari.
We drifted 40 feet above cheetah, giraffe and rhino suspended in the “skyfari,” one of the many innovative ways patrons connect with the flora and fauna at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha.
Such a vantage point allowed Charlotte and I to spy on a mama ostrich guarding her nine (!) enormous eggs. Some were carefully loaded into a giant nest, others were simply scattered about in the savannah.
We also noted just how huge rhino poop piles are (and you know after reading this blog how preoccupied we are with such outcomes).
Moreover, we could finally gauge just how high the lemurs had climbed in their tree from our own tall perch.
In addition, this zoo offered us the opportunity to submerge in a tunnel surrounded by sharks and traverse the world’s largest domed desert.
The best deal at the zoo? For $5, you can pet Jell-O-y stingrays. (My Diet Coke cost nearly $7, if that gives you some perspective.)
My kids loved all of it.
So did the manny.
Which is why the zoo continues to be named one of the best in the world.
And though it cost me more than $100 for a party of five to visit, it was worth the expense.