antarctica-2020
Jun 25

Antarctica 2020!

Antarctica is as close as we can get to visiting another planet while still remaining on Earth – and that’s exactly why Dr. Lee G. Simmons (Doc), chairman of the board of the Omaha Zoo Foundation, and his wife, Marie, chose it for their January 2020 expedition.

“The views are simply out-of-this-world,” says Doc, who has visited the southernmost continent before. “No pictures can do justice to the sight of a monstrous glacier calving icebergs into the ocean. Or the surreal arches and spires and windows that the water has sculpted into floating icebergs. You just have to see it for yourself.”

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omaha-does-coast-at-zoofari
Jun 25

Omaha Does Coast at Zoofari

This September, our biannual Zoofari event will be more like a Zoo-shore-i, as we celebrate the generosity of the people who make waves with their support of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and our global conservation efforts, and set a course for completion of our beautiful new Sea Lion Shores exhibit, which will open in 2020.

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share-omaha
Mar 12

Share What Matters With Share Omaha

The Omaha Zoo Foundation is excited to have partnered with Share Omaha on a new and interactive way to support Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Launched in 2019, Share Omaha is an innovative model of philanthropic giving that connects nonprofits directly with the community. Omaha is only the second city to pioneer such a program.

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remembering-bill-grewcock
Mar 12

Remembering Bill Grewcock

Late last year, the Omaha Zoo Foundation and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium lost a great friend and supporter whose contributions to our organizations were more than enormous…they were elephantine. 

In fact, Bill Grewcock’s relationship with the zoo began with the elephants in 1968, when the career Kiewit executive was asked by Peter Kiewit to devise a method to dig a moat for the new elephant facility the zoo was building at the time. 

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stellar-beginning-for-armitage-lecture-series
Dec 20

A Stellar Beginning for the Armitage Lecture Series

The Armitage Lecture Series, which launched in September of this year, has already become a shining star in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s firmament by bringing world-renowned visionaries and internationally beloved entertainers to the zoo.

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holiday-gala-for-plant-conservation
Dec 20

A Holiday Gala for Plant Conservation

One of the greatest gifts of being located in Omaha is that the extraordinary generosity of this city and its people has an impact that’s felt all over the globe. We recently experienced this at the Mulhall’s annual Holiday Gala on November 15, which donated its proceeds this year to support Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s plant conservation program, directed by Margaret From. 

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browsing-through-the-holidays
Nov 30

Browsing...Through the Holidays & All Year Long

‘Tis the season when people are doing a lot of browsing in stores and online for the perfect holiday gifts, but here at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, many of our animals love to browse 365 days a year..

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veridian-spooktacular-celebration
Nov 30

Veridian Credit Union Sponsors a Spooktacular Celebration

Did you attend Spooktacular this year? If so, chances are you got to tap your toes to the beat of Omaha Street Percussion, bask in the glow of Illumination Alley and get up close and personal with the bats in the Lied Jungle.

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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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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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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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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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