Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium celebrates World Giraffe Day today, the longest day of the year to celebrate the world’s tallest animal, with giraffe-centered programming in African Grasslands.Zoo guests have the option to donate to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in $1 increments at the Giraffe Encounter through closing on Sunday. Donations will be directed in full to giraffe conservation through the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the only organization with a full focus on giraffe. In 2017, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation will focus on Masai giraffe populations in southern Kenya and Tanzania. Read More »
A newborn sea lion pup is awaiting visitors at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Owen Sea Lion Pavilion.$0 $0 The pup was born on Saturday, June 17 to eight-year-old Coco. The pup and its mother are currently on display with the pup's father, 12-year-old Chino, at the Owen Sea Lion Pavilion. Two other sea lions, including the pup’s aunt, Gemini, are also on display. Read More »
Parallel with its mission of conservation, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® has reduced its energy and water usage significantly through increased sustainability efforts within the last five years. Read More »
Louie, a bull African elephant from the Toledo Zoo, will soon call Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium home.

Louie will be transferred to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® on a recommendation of the African Elephant Species Survival Plan (SSP) through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Louie will have the potential to breed with the Zoo’s five female resident elephants to help sustain the genetic diversity of this endangered species’ population in zoos. The zoo hopes to move Louie within a month following his acclimation to the transport enclosure. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is hosting a chemical spill management training program tomorrow, May 11, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Zoo staff, the Omaha metro and surrounding areas. The program, titled “A Train Chemical Spill Near the Zoo,” will be led by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and focus on train derailment scenarios involving the spillage of hazardous materials.  
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A solar photovoltaic panel array has been installed at the north end of the African Grasslands exhibit near the Safari Tent Camp.
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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a giraffe calf late afternoon yesterday, April 30. The mother is Dottie, a 17-year-old female reticulated giraffe, and the father is eight-year-old Jawara.
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Mai, a 20-year-old, female Malayan tiger, who had been under veterinary care for renal disease over the last year, was humanely euthanized this morning due to declining health. Animal Care Staff complete a quality of life assessment before deciding to euthanize an animal. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host “National Geographic Photo Ark,” a new traveling outdoor exhibition beginning April 4.

The National Geographic Photo Ark is an ambitious project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries – inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations.  Sartore started the Photo Ark in his hometown of Lincoln more than a decade ago.  Since then, he has visited more than 40 countries and has worked in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world in his quest to create the Photo Ark.  Some of the images were taken at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. 
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Twelve students have advanced to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, April 20 following the 38th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, March 11.
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The male Western lowland gorilla at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, born on January 18, 2017, now has a name.
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 The Puma most commonly known as, “Omaha” passed away this morning and a Japanese Giant Salamander passed away yesterday. The male puma had been under veterinary care battling kidney disease for a number of years.  Animal care staff had been monitoring him and he was given a special diet developed by our Comparative Nutrition Department to help reduce the effects of the kidney disease as much as possible. Read More »
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the University of Nebraska at Omaha hire Julie Sigmon to fulfill the newly created role of Omaha STEM Ecosystem director. The Omaha STEM Ecosystem is a citywide partnership to maximize science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based learning initiatives in the Greater Omaha Area.
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