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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omaha-gives-a-chance-to-give-back
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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saving-hawaiis-ferns
Apr 11

Saving Hawaii’s Ferns

When people think of Hawaii, they often conjure the island state’s tropical forests, filled with profusions of brightly colored blooms against lush, green backdrops. Parts of it seem so untouched and primordial, that one might be lulled into believing it is a paradise that will always remain unchanged.

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omahas-gardens-of-eden
Apr 11

Omaha’s Gardens of Eden

Have you ever walked around Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and marveled at the fascinating and varied plant life on our grounds? You’re not alone. Many visitors are as captivated by our flora as they are by our fauna.

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the-conservation-conversation
Mar 21

The Conservation Conversation

Dr. Cheryl Morris, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s new Chief Conservation Officer, compares the zoo’s conservation work to a swimming duck. To the passive observer, it looks like it’s just moving along placidly, but beneath the surface, it is constantly paddling its feet.

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an-ark-on-film
Mar 21

An Ark on Film

“It’s about helping people make an emotional connection to the animals through photography,” says Dennis Pate, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s director and CEO, of photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark.

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the-year-of-the-elephants
Mar 21

The Year of the Elephants

It has been a year since Jayei, Warren, Kiki, Omma, Lolly and Claire arrived at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and the city has given them a massive heartland welcome.

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congratulations-sarah-armstrong
Mar 20

Congratulations, Sarah Armstrong: Coordination and Implementation of the Elephant Program

Welcome to part three of our blog series highlighting the recipients of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Director’s Award, which honors 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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congratulations-christine-dupre
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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