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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At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, May 31, a female keeper was bitten by a juvenile komodo dragon. The keeper was performing routine animal care. Read More »