Congratulations, Christine DuPre: Maximizing Vertical Space in the Orangutan Exhibit
Feb 21

Congratulations, Christine DuPre: Maximizing Vertical Space in the Orangutan Exhibit

Welcome to part two of our blog series highlighting the recipients of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Director’s Award, which honors eight individuals from the 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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Raising a Family, Raising Conservation Awareness
Feb 15

Raising a Family, Raising Conservation Awareness

“My husband and I have been together for 20 years,” says Dr. Peggy Jones. “And we have always enjoyed the zoo.”

During their college years, the Joneses, who are both physicians in the Omaha area, had a basic membership to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. After they started their family, they decided that becoming zoo patrons would be a meaningful way to support an organization that had become so important to all of them.

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Please Join Us for Cocktails and Conservation
Feb 15

Please Join Us for Cocktails and Conservation

We are thrilled to have Dr. Cheryl Morris as our special guest at our next Cocktails and Conservation event on Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dr. Morris was recently named Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s chief conservation officer, and is a longtime member of the zoo family.

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Full STEM Ahead!
Feb 13

Full STEM Ahead!

For the past several years, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been proud to partner with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in leading Omaha’s STEM Ecosystem, a group comprised of schools and educators, businesses, nonprofits and other organizations from the greater Omaha community, that is dedicated to supporting and fostering collaboration between STEM learning opportunities, in order to ensure Omaha will meet the future goals for STEM talent in the workplace.

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Sharing Her Elephant Love
Feb 03

Sharing Her Elephant Love

When Tenley Propst said that all she wanted for Christmas was an elephant, she had no idea she would get that, and more.

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A Greener Zoo For All
Feb 03

A Greener Zoo For All

As you probably heard, in 2016, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium surpassed two million visitors for the year. We are thrilled that so many people come every year to enjoy our zoo and educate themselves about conservation. Of course, having that many visitors does pose its own unique environmental challenges.

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Unconditional Love
Feb 03

Unconditional Love

There are those who play the field like rabbits, and those who find their true love and stick by them through thick and thin -- like the Madagascan giant jumping rat.

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More Than One Million Trees and Counting
Feb 03

More Than One Million Trees and Counting

“In 2012, I set what I thought at the time was a bit of an outrageous goal,” says Ed Louis, director of conservation genetics at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and founder and general director of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP). “I said I wanted to plant a million trees in Madagascar over the next five years.”

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Congratulations, Jay Pratte: Advancing Bear Care Conference
Jan 24

Congratulations, Jay Pratte: Advancing Bear Care Conference

Welcome to our new blog series highlighting the recipients of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Director’s Award, which honors exceptional talent, leadership and performance. This year, eight individuals received the award, based on projects they completed in 2016 that were broad in scope, complex and 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.

Today, we’ll hear from Jay Pratte, behavioral husbandry and welfare manager, who was recognized for overseeing the Advancing Bear Care 2016 conference, which was held at the zoo October 6-9, 2016.

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Become a Part of a Legacy
Jan 03

Become a Part of a Legacy

In honor of Doc’s 50th anniversary at the Zoo, we wanted to do something that commemorates all of the things that set him apart (besides his signature bottomless cup of coffee). The perfect tribute is the Dr. Lee G. Simmons Legacy Fund.

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A Tradition of Giving
Dec 16

A Tradition of Giving

If the best gifts are those that have just a little bit of the giver reflected within them, then Mike Faust deserves a spot in the gift-giving hall of fame.

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Hope for the Frogs
Dec 01

Hope for the Frogs

Thanks to the generous support of our patrons and donors from the business community, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been honored to participate in an international partnership called HARCC (Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center) that has been working to reduce the loss of biodiversity in Honduras.

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