Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo named a finalist in race for best zoo in America

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 19:32:32-05

The race is on for the best zoo in America, and Omaha's very own Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium have been named a finalist.

USA Today released a pool of 20 nominees, "all hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts."

Other zoos on the list besides the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium include: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, New Orleans Audubon Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoo, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Fort Worth Zoo, Houston Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Phoenix Zoo, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, San Diego Zoo and Woodland Park Zoo.

You can only vote once a day until voting ends on Monday, March 27 at noon.

The top ten winning zoos will be released on Friday, March 31.

Visit to cast your vote.