"The Secret Gardens" Mirage Tip by SMGsBoyToy

Mirage, Las Vegas: 122 reviews and 204 photos

  The Secret Gardens
by SMGsBoyToy

According to Siegfried & Roy, their animals "stand sheltered from the harshness of the world" in their home at the Secret Garden. And these cats have got it made -- lush foliage native to their natural habitat, soothing music, the best medical care money can buy. It's hard to believe these white tigers were on the brink of extinction 50 years ago. In fact, none where believed to be alive until one was spotted in South Africa in 1957.

But white tigers and lions aren't the only exotic animals you'll find in the Secret Garden. Others inhabitants include a striking black panther, a rare snow leopard, and Gildah the Asian elephant, who at four tons and 53 years is both the heaviest and oldest animal in the garden. The rarest animal housed in the Secret Garden is the heterozygus tiger, a golden tiger capable of producing pure white, white striped and golden striped litters.

The habitat is nicely shaded and is emphasized as more of a conservation effort than an attraction. An audio tour is included at no extra charge. To say that the animals are beautiful is a vast understatement. This is THE must-see of Vegas. Nowhere else will you able to get so close to these magnificent animals.

Address: 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Directions: Next door to Treasure Island, on the strip!
Phone: (702) 791-7111
Website: http://www.themirage.com

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  • Written Sep 22, 2004
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