The palm-shaded sanctuary has a collection of the planet's rarest and most exotic creatures. Animals are rotated regularly, but at any time you're likely to see white tigers (several new cubs arrived in summer 2008), as well as lions, a snow leopard, a panther, and an elephant. (The tiger that mauled Roy in 2003 is not on view.) Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins swim around in a 2.5-million-gallon saltwater tank at the Dolphin Habitat. Pass through the underwater observation station to the video room, where you can watch tapes of two dolphin births at the habitat. In addition to the regular admission, there are VIP edu-tours as well as a paint-with-the-dolphins experience for $199, and a deluxe trainer-for-a-day program for $500 or so.
Nov 5, 2009
"Secret Garden" is really the perfect description, as it feels more like a garden with animals in it than a zoo. It is hard to believe this idyllic little spot is so close to the business of the strip. A must for any animal lover.
Nov 19, 2008
Definitely one of the more worthwhile attractions on The Strip, and by far the best one involving animals. Has both a zoo with several major-league African/Asian critters and a dolphin aquarium. Expensive, but a better value than most other attractions in this price range. Not to be confused with the tiny tiger exhibit near the front of the casino.
Sep 23, 2007
The animals seemed very peaceful, the place was well kept and didn't seem like a zoo. Even though there weren't a lot of animals, these were magnificant ones. The dolphins were sooo cute. I do wish they had more dolphins and animals, but this was a nice activity to do. The gift shop was very nice also.
Mar 7, 2007
White tigers, lions, panther, leopards, and dolphins as close as you'll ever see them, without the stink of a zoo. On any given visit, you'll be sure to encounter the tourist who ignores the no flash photography rule who is then met with a thunderous disapproving roar of the male lion (honestly, what is wrong with these people). However, as far as the animals go, there is no way you will not thoroughly enjoy this experience.