A New Film Experience
Apr 23

A New Film Experience

“To be able to be so immersed in what’s showing on the screen is an experience that you can’t get anywhere else in the area,” says Dustin Olson, senior manager of guest services at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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New and Improved Ways to Serve Our Guests
Apr 23

New and Improved Ways to Serve Our Guests

The north entrance of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has experienced many exciting changes in the past several years – including the arrival of the Children’s Adventure Trails, the Meadowlark Theatre, the Alaskan Adventures splash ground and Stingray Beach.

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Adopt A Takin
Apr 23

Adopt A Takin

How would feel about having someone in your family who’s considered one of China’s national treasures and has been compared to goats, antelope, cows, sheep, wildebeests, moose and bison – sometimes all at once?

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Women Who Make an Impact at the Zoo
Apr 23

Women Who Make an Impact at the Zoo

Earlier this month, the Omaha Zoo Foundation hosted Women Who Make an Impact, a panel discussion moderated by Jane Miller, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Gallup, and member of the Omaha Zoological Society board of directors.

The discussion, which was part of an exclusive series of zoo events for patrons, was the most well-attended in the series to date, according to Omaha Zoo Foundation Executive Director Tina Cherica.

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Sculptures in the Misted Forest
Mar 27

Sculptures in the Misted Forest

The Asian Highlands exhibit will offer visitors to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium a chance to see some of the earth’s most exotic and elusive animals (takin, we’re looking at you), but a few of those animals won’t actually be the living, breathing kind.

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Patrons Take Part in the Zoos Future
Mar 27

Patrons Take Part in the Zoo’s Future

During our spring patron membership drive, which is happening right now, we often hear from longtime patrons who have seen the effects of their support over the years.

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The Elephant March Part 2
Mar 27

The Elephant March (Part 2)

It’s hard to believe, but this month marks the second anniversary of the arrival of our elephants at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Welcoming Megan Henkes
Mar 27

Welcoming Megan Henkes

We are thrilled to announce that Megan Henkes has joined the Omaha Zoo Foundation staff as our database analyst.

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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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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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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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