Welcoming Dennis Schnurbusch
Feb 14

Welcoming Dennis Schnurbusch

Recently, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium welcomed Dennis Schnurbusch as the zoo’s new senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer.

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long-necked love
Feb 14

Long-necked Love

In the wild, male giraffes are the love ‘em and leave ‘em type. “Adult male giraffes in the wild are solitary,” says Josh Shandera, a hoofstock keeper at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “They come and go from the herd, breed with a few females, and then go off on their way again.”

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Romance in the Rookery
Feb 14

Romance in the Rookery

With their dashing black and white “attire,” penguins always look like they’re puttin’ on the Ritz. And, while their webbed feet keep them from being Fred Astaire, these birds do have some pretty romantic moves when it comes to courting their beloveds.

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Free Flights
Jan 22

Free Flights

Starting this spring, admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will have more value than ever because we’re putting a bird on it.

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A Whole New View at The Lozier Theater
Jan 22

A Whole New View at The Lozier Theater

It’s hard to believe, but the Lozier IMAX® Theater at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was 20 years old last year. And while two decades may not be old for, say, a giant tortoise, for a movie theater with a screen as high as four giraffes that can seat up to 364 people per show, it’s a milestone that definitely calls for a facelift.

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Coming Soon in 2018
Jan 19

Coming Soon in 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a chilly start in Omaha, which seems appropriate given that this is the year that Phase One of our Asian Highlands exhibit will début.

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A Holiday Message from The Omaha Zoo Foundation Team
Dec 26

A Holiday Message from The Omaha Zoo Foundation Team

“When we’re surrounded by generosity, it fills our soul.”

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winter at the zoo
Dec 20

Winter at the Zoo

While many of us have been in a whirlwind of holiday preparations for the last month or so, the keepers at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have been busy with preparations of their own: getting the zoo and our animals ready for winter.

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A Gift Containing Multitudes
Dec 20

A Gift Containing Multitudes

Imagine giving a holiday gift that supports global conservation efforts, helps provide the best care to animals, makes possible the construction of world-class exhibits in Omaha, and generally makes an already stellar zoo better year after year.

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Easton Knocks It Out of the Park!
Dec 14

Easton Knocks It Out of the Park!

Although tomorrow is the last official day of our #AdoptforEaston campaign, we are thrilled to announce that Easton has met his goal early, and all of the animals in the Zoo Mama Zoo Daddy program have been adopted on Easton’s behalf!

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Coffee With Dennis Pate
Dec 06

Coffee With Dennis Pate

“The last animals that lived in the space where the Asian Highlands exhibition is being built were dinosaurs,” quipped Dennis Pate, director and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, at the most recent Coffee with the Director, which was held on November 4.

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Help Easton Adopt Em All
Nov 17

Help Easton Adopt ‘Em All

A lot of kids love animals, but for Easton of Louisville, Neb., they’re not just a hobby, they’re a calling. “In kindergarten, I told everyone I wanted to be a zookeeper when I grew up, and that’s never changed,” says Easton, who’s now in fifth grade.

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