Omaha Zoo: Skyfari, Butterflies & Fishes

Saturday May 16, 09 - This afternoon, after our first round trip ride on the
 Henry Doorly Zoo’s new chairlift style ride, the Skyfari, to the Pachyderm
 Hill and back, Jose and I viewed a few huge butterflies at the Butterfly &
 Insect Pavilion. Zoo visit included a walk thru Aquarium's shark tunnel.
Pachyderm Hill Skyfari wheel One Huge Butterfly Inside Scott Aquarium's Shark Tunnel


Skyfari Eastbound
   We ride Skyfari from the south side of the Butterfly & Insect Pavilion to the east side of the Pachyderm Hill.

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The line for the ride
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In motion
The Skyfari Route Map
Click to enlarge the Route Map.
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The first tower
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Ride Tickets
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Giraffe
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Ostriches ...
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... roaming the ..
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... African Veldt
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Sable antelope
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The Garden ..
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... of the Sense's ...
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... Sundial
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Next, the lagoon
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The hill ahead
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Monkey's Island
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Viewing Rhinos
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Land of the Rhinos
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Arriving!
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Skyfari Westbound
   After a brief stop at Pachyderm Hill station, we ride it back to Butterfly & Insect Pavilion.

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A White Rhinos
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Station Wheel
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Another pass ...
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... over the Rhinos
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The Desert Dome
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The Tram below
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Garden of Sense
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Cheetah Valley
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The round trip ends at the West Station
Just south of the Butterfly & Insect Pavilion.


Butterflies Big & Small
   Today, the Berniece Grewcock Butterfly & Insect Pavilion had a few huge Butterflies with
   wingspan as wide as my finger spread out.
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Wings in motion
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One Huge Butterfly
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... And Another
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Hanging on the
Wall next to Exit

Right:
Ready to release
just hatched
Butterflies 
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Some thumbnail are displayed out of order for better presentation.


Fishes Overhead
  After visiting the penguins, we walked though the “Shark Tunnel” in the Scott Aquarium.

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Omaha Zoo - Skyfari, butterflies & Fishes

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO


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