Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – Asian Highlands
Asian Highlands transports Zoo guests on a journey through Asia, ranging from the grasslands of Northern India, through the Himalayan Mountains, to the boreal forests of northeastern China. Set on an undeveloped eight acres inside Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the Asian Highlands construction added eight new buildings (seven animal holdings and one restroom) totaling 19,700 SF, with concrete pathways running through the entire project.
This is a total immersion exhibit set along the main path just north of the Aviary. Guests encounter a unique landscape and diverse collection of animals including the red panda, white-naped crane, sloth bear, Amur tiger, snow leopard, takin, goral, Indian rhino, tufted deer and Pere David’s deer.
Most of the species are very cold weather tolerant, and are available for viewing year-round.