Mar 10

Frog Rescue 411

While this weekend marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, did you know it’s also “frog saving time”? Well, not exactly, but Saturday, March 12 is Reptile and Amphibian Day, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to update you on our partnership with HARCC (Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center) to save three species of frogs.

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Feb 08

The Romance of Africa

One has only to look at the epic Hollywood love stories set in Africa -- Casablanca, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Out of Africa, The English Patient, to name just a few -- to understand that there is something about the continent that captures the heart and won’t let it go. In fact, you may have seen that even Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard got in on the cinematic action with their viral video homage to Toto’s eponymous ‘80s anthem.

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Jan 29

Getting Ready for This Jelly

Visitors to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are often mesmerized by our beautiful jellyfish on display, but what many don’t realize is that jellies are one of the world’s most mysterious creatures. By unlocking their secrets, we may be able to further the conversation about aquatic conservation.

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Dec 21

The Zoo Staff Gives

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to work at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium? Well, besides having the good fortune to work with people at the top of their profession who are passionate about conservation -- in a community where businesses and individuals are completely and whole-heartedly supportive of our mission -- at one of the consistently-rated best zoos in the world, Omaha Zoo employees are insiders at a place that most of our friends and family members love as much as we do.

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Dec 01

Two Ways to See Africa in 2016

Anyone who has been on safari knows that it’s one of life’s most unforgettable journeys. And those of us who have been fortunate to accompany Dr. Lee G. Simmons (“Doc”) and his wife, Marie, on a safari sponsored by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have truly experienced Africa at its most memorable, its most magical and its most intimate.

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Dec 01

A Worthy Investment

When Kama Pfister was a child, a trip to the Omaha zoo was an annual event. “We didn’t live in Omaha, but we lived in Nebraska and so we got to go once a year,” she says. But for her two children, ages 12 and 10, like so many kids living in the metro, regular visits to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are a perk of growing up here.

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Nov 24

This Holiday Season, Remember the Turtles (and others)

This past summer, 12-year-old Omahan Frances Gray had the idea to do a lemonade stand. She put up a few signs around the neighborhood and told some friends about it, then set up shop for the day, charging 50 cents for a cup of lemonade and a little bit more for cookies and cupcakes.

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Oct 30

Fruitarians of the Night

If you’ve been to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for Spooktacular, you may have noticed some increased air activity in the Lied Jungle. That’s because the exhibit’s bat population, which roosts during the day when most visitors are at the zoo, comes alive in the evening, making the bats a star attraction of our Halloween festivities.

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Oct 02

Teens in Action at the Zoo

Nearly all zoos offer hands-on learning opportunities for children, but one of the many things that sets Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium apart is the comprehensive educational programming that we provide for students of all ages.

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Oct 02

Zoofari: A Triumph of Giving

Summer went out with a ROAR as 1,300 guests came together to support the Omaha Zoo Foundation and mingle with some the zoo’s most colorful and engaging residents at the twentieth Zoofari event.

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Oct 02

Seeds of Conservation

Plants might not be the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, but they are an important part of the work that gets done at the zoo. “About 20 years ago, Doc (Dr. Lee G. Simmons, former director of the zoo and now chairman of the board of the Omaha Zoo Foundation), visionary that he is, said that we could not save the animals if we don’t save their habitats,” says Marge From, the zoo’s director of plant conservation. “I was doing graduate work in plant science at UNL and offered to help out.”

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Aug 28

Ready for their Close-Up

Every day, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium offers visitors a chance to see nearly 1000 species of animals. For those who interact with the zoo’s animal ambassador program, the experience is even more up close and personal.

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