Sierra Safari Zoo
While quite small in comparison to most, the Sierra Safari Zoo just north of Reno has grown in reputation to be one of Nevada’s most visited overall. The Sierra Safari animal park first opened in 1989 with a modest collection of ostriches and wild cats, the very first residents being the African lion Claude and his liger pal. Today you will find the collection has grown impressively to over 200 different animals of 40 different species, the majority of the collection including such exotic additions as zebras, lemurs, and monkeys.
This zoo is a staple stop in the Truckee Meadows community and has been for over 27 years now, the park aiming to ‘educate and entertain young and old alike’. One of our favorite things about this zoo aside from its exotic monkey and wild cat collections is the opportunity on site to take part in any various animal programs. Become an animal ambassador, adopt a wild child or simply spend your time in Reno volunteering within the zoo itself.
This will make a truly great stop for any groups with children, in want of a little biological education, or simply looking for some quality zoo-based entertainment!