Asian Highlands, Part Two
Oct 24

Asian Highlands, Part Two

Soon visitors to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be able to ascend from the grasslands of northern India to the upper reaches of the Himalayas, pass through ancient ruins and misted forests and get up close and personal with some of the world’s most majestic and elusive animals.

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Snakes Alive!
Oct 24

Snakes Alive!

Have you ever heard of a rattlesnake without a rattle? The Catalina Island rattlesnake is the only known species of rattlesnake to not have a rattle, and it can only be found in the wild in one place – the tiny Isla Catalina off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Dream Night 2018
Aug 20

Dream Night 2018

This year, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Dream Night was held on June 8, 2018 and hosted a record-setting 850 people.

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Baby Silas is Here, Hip-Hippo Hooray
Aug 20

Baby Silas is Here, Hip-Hippo Hooray

Our newest pygmy hippo, Silas, was born during the spring and can now be seen in the Lied Jungle, under the watchful eye of his mother Chomel.

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The Road to Two Million Trees in Madagascar
Aug 20

The Road to Two Million Trees in Madagascar

By early August, the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP), which was founded by Dr. Edward E. Louis Jr., Director of the Conservation Genetics Department at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, had planted one tree in Madagascar for each of Nebraska’s 1.92 million residents. By the end of August, the number of trees planted will have reached two million.

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A Legacy of Conservation
Aug 20

A Legacy of Conservation

Nancy Armitage was once visiting Thailand when a local grifter threw a python around her neck and demanded money to remove it. Nancy, an avid ophiophilist (she had her own snake named Floyd at home, and used to catch venomous snakes for fun), intuited that the snake was relaxed and posed no threat, so she calmly demurred and walked away, leaving the stunned scammer to run after her to get his snake back.

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Saving the Wyoming Toad
Jul 19

Saving the Wyoming Toad

“They were just little brown toads no one cared about… until we realized they were almost all gone,” says Jessi Krebs, curator of reptiles and amphibians at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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On Doc’s Latest Safari, Cats and Dogs Reigned
Jul 19

On Doc’s Latest Safari, Cats and Dogs Reigned

Dr. Lee G. Simmons (Doc) has been leading safaris for groups from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for 35 years, so he generally has a good idea of what animals they can expect to see.

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Seahorse Dads Do It All
Jun 23

Seahorse Dads Do It All

Syngnathidae is the family of fish that includes seahorses (as well as leafy seadragons and pipefish). The name is derived from the Greek, meaning “fused jaw” – but their jaw is sooooo not the most interesting thing about them.

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Red Panda Pride
Jun 23

Red Panda Pride

One of the first things visitors learn when they visit the red pandas in the new Asian Highlands exhibit at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is that the animals aren’t pandas – or even bears – at all.

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Welcoming Jayme Matis
May 22

Welcoming Jayme Matis

We are excited to announce that Jayme Matis has joined the Omaha Zoo Foundation team as patron relations specialist.

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Member Days
May 22

Member Days

Every year at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, we celebrate our members and Omaha Zoo Foundation patrons with two Member Days that are packed with fun and interactive activities for all ages. This summer, Member Days are July 25 and August 1, but in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Wildlife Safari Park, we’ve added a special Member Weekend at the park on June 9-10.

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