Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium made history of its own with the first-time birth of a near-threatened Southern three-banded armadillo on Thursday, February 18.

The birth is the result of a Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding recommendation. An SSP manages the population of a specific threatened or endangered species to ensure it is healthy, genetically diverse and demographically varied across institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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This year’s millionth visitor to walk through the redemption gates at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was Morgan Owens of  Minneapolis, MN. He entered the Zoo at about 1:30 p.m. today.
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium produced 900 Wyoming toad tadpoles, a species declared extinct in the wild, and shipped them for reintroduction to Red Buttes, Wyoming along the Little Laramie River on Thursday, June 14.
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s two sea lion pups, both of which are females, have been a named by their keepers.

Six-year-old Gemini’s pup, born on Wednesday, May 25, has been named Poppy, submitted by four-year-old Asa Schaeppi of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poppy now weighs 17 pounds. Seven-year-old Coco’s pup, born on Sunday, June 5, was named Nova, submitted by 26-year-old Jaisa Gutierrez of Columbus, Nebraska. Nova weighs 19 pounds.

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The impala are the next animals to enter their new home in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s African Grasslands exhibit.

Seven females are now intermingling with reticulated giraffes and ostriches. A breeding male impala will remain off-exhibit in the Giraffe Herd Rooms. This is the first time Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has had impala.

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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium visitors can now park at Southroads Technology Park and ride shuttles that will drop riders off at the Zoo’s main entrance every Saturday and Sunday through July 24.
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host a record 330 of science and engineering’s best and brightest 6 – 12th graders at the  
35th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) this Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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All 17 African elephants arrived safely from drought-stricken Swaziland as part of an ongoing rescue mission. Six elephants arrived at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, one male and five females, six at Sedgwick County Zoo and five at Dallas Zoo. The three zoos are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Read More »
More than 400 sixth to 12th-grade students representing about 30 schools in the Midwest will compete in the 11th annual Regional Science Olympiad, tomorrow, February 27, from 8 - 5:30 p.m. at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
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Hatched December 12, 2015, the Rockhopper chick currently weighs 4.6 pounds. Full grown Rockhopper penguins weigh between 4.4 and 5.5 pounds. Typically adult birds will raise their own chicks, but this egg was hand raised due to increased activity levels in the exhibit. The egg was kept in an incubator set at 97 degrees Fahrenheit for 36 days. Read More »
After a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved an application from the Dallas Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to import elephants from Swaziland, Africa. 
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will open Alaskan Adventure, a new splash park, in 2016. This new area is the next step in our masterplan created in 2010 that will eventually include a new sea lion pool and a home for polar bears. Alaskan Adventure, a $14 million project, is both a splash ground and water feature and is set to open this summer. Read More »
A female pygmy hippopotamus calf, born on October 1, is now on display at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Lied Jungle®.
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Several thousand more Governor Laffan ferns were reintroduced to the limestone caves of Bermuda by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s plant conservation scientists, giving the species, currently extinct in the wild, yet  another chance at survival.
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