Congratulations Teresa Shepard and Andrew Marti Replacement of the Jungle Roof
Jul 17

Congratulations, Teresa Shepard: Replacement of the Jungle Roof

Most people realize that it takes a lot of humans behind the scenes to keep Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in tip-top form, which is one of the reasons the Director’s Award was established – to honor zoo staff who completed projects in 2016 that had a notable positive impact on zoo operations and/or the guest experience; or showed significant costs savings or added tangible value to a process or park operation or animal husbandry in general.

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shirts-for-louie
Jul 14

Special edition shirts for Louie!

Get your limited edition shirt in honor of our new elephant, Louie!

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happy-trails-at-the-zoo
Jun 29

Happy Trails at The Zoo

Adventure is in store for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium visitors this summer, and it’s happening this week!

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making-the-world-safe-for-endangered-animals
Jun 29

Making the World SAFE for Endangered Animals

This year, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will have the opportunity to spread the word about conservation to more than two million zoo visitors.

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whats-your-gateway-animal
Jun 29

What’s Your Gateway Animal?

“It all started with the fact that I got to pet a penguin,” Mary Skowbo says of the support she and her husband, Don, have provided Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium throughout the years.

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reef-relief
Jun 22

Reef Relief

There’s no question that coral is beautiful, and that we’re all mesmerized by the stunning coral reef exhibits in The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, but what does it have to do with us in landlocked Nebraska?

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a-dads-take-on-the-zoo
Jun 15

A Dad’s Take on the Zoo

“I have two boys, one who just finished first grade and one going into kindergarten. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is something that we do outside that is active, and I don’t risk blowing a hamstring,” says Trevor Schade, a single father who shares custody of his sons.

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Twenty-Five Years of the Jungle
May 25

Twenty-Five Years of the Jungle

“We wanted to do something that was significant for Omaha, but also significant nationally and internationally,” says Dr. Lee G. Simmons (“Doc”), former director of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and current chairman of the Omaha Zoo Foundation, of the plan to put a jungle in the middle of the heartland.

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birdland
May 25

Birdland

There’s a new bird in town… well, actually, 34 of them, and they are ready for their close-up.

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May 19

Omaha Gives! - A Chance to Give Back

Have you been thinking you’d like to increase your support of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, but it just keeps falling off the to-do list? Well, May 24th is your lucky day!

Once again, the Omaha Zoo Foundation will be participating in Omaha Gives!, the 24-hour, citywide event that provides a fun, interactive way for people in our community to support the organizations that matter most to them.

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a-tale-of-two-mothers
May 04

A Tale of Two Mothers

It’s Mother’s Day, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating all of our animal moms.

First, of course, there’s Dottie, mother to our most recent new addition, the still-to-be-named giraffe calf who was born on Sunday here at the zoo. 

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racing-against-extinction
Apr 21

Racing Against Extinction

The vaquita marina porpoise is the most critically endangered cetacean in the world. In November 2016, it was believed there were only 30 vaquitas left, down from 60 in 2015. Then, last month, three more vaquitas were found dead in illegal gillnets.

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