Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host a Thank You Free Day on November 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to express appreciation to Zoo visitors for helping name us the Best Zoo in the World on TripAdvisor. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, along with more than 110 other Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited institutions, has partnered with The Wildlife Conservation Society in New York to rally support for the 96 Elephants Campaign, an effort focused on securing U.S. moratorium on illegal ivory, strengthening protection of African elephants and educating the public about the link between ivory consumption and the elephant-poaching crisis. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new preschool, Little Lions Preschool. There are 48 children, ages 3-5, enrolled in the preschool, which will be taught by three instructors Monday through Friday in two half-day sessions. Read More »
TripAdvisor announced today their 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is at the top of the list for Top Zoo in the World.
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A “fishing” technique implemented by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has significantly increased the number of larvae produced by one of North America’s most endangered insects: the Salt Creek tiger beetle of Nebraska. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium shipped 862 critically endangered Puerto Rican-crested toad tadpoles back to their native range in Puerto Rico on June 5, 2014. The tadpoles were officially reintroduced in Puerto Rico’s El Tallonal Nature Reserve. Read More »
Five grey wolf pups, two with grey coats and three with black coats, were born on April 20. There are also four American elk calves, all of which were born the last three weeks of June. The best time to see the wolf pups and the elk calves are in the morning. Visitors should keep their eyes out for the mom moving around. Chances are, if you see her, their pups and calves are nearby.
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Twelve Tanuki sculptures, created by world renowned ceramic artist Jun Kaneko have been permanently installed at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. 
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Camel rides are located near Red Barn Park between Durham’s Bear Canyon and Sue’s Carousel and will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $5 per person for each camel ride. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® and Bancroft Elementary School’s Zoo kindergarten class will graduate 17 students tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Zoo and Aquarium is the only Zoo in U.S. with this model of problem-based curriculum and staff integration. The Zoo Academy is a way for students to explore career paths, receive college credit and complete high school at the same time. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces plans to begin the largest project in Zoo history – the African Grasslands, a $70 million dollar project that is over 28 acres in size and spans from the eastern boundary of the Zoo (where zebras currently reside) all the way to rhinos at the top of the hill. Read More »
The Arbor Day Foundation announces a commitment to support Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s conservation work in Madagascar by providing up to 250,000 trees each year to be planted in Madagascar. The tree-planting effort in Madagascar is vital to restore critical habitat for numerous, endangered species of lemur. Read More »
Five Rockhopper penguin chicks will go on display at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Visitors will notice that the chicks are in a playpen in the Antarctic Penguin display.  The playpen gives the chicks an opportunity to acclimate to the other penguins and the exhibit.
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be hiring individuals to fill open positions in the following Guest Service Departments: Concessions, Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant, Rides, Grounds, Catering, Gift Shop, Lozier IMAX® Theater and Admissions. Wildlife Safari Park will be hiring individuals for Concessions, Rides, Grounds, Catering, Gift Shop and Admissions. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will kick off 2014’s Membership Drive this evening. Nearly 700 Volunteer Membership Sellers assist the Zoo in selling memberships. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has one of the most loyal membership followings in the country.
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On January 19, the Nebraska Tourism Commission announced that it had named a cute little rockhopper penguin chick from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after the Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Read More »
With the Broncos' recent success and the buzz about Peyton Manning’s frequent use of the word Omaha, Nebraska Tourism wanted to do something to thank Mr. Manning for all of the shout-outs. After much thought about what would be an appropriate way to thank Peyton, Nebraska Tourism reached out to one of our partners to name something very special after the amazing quarterback. Read More »
Zoo attendance surpassed most previous years’ attendance in 2013 with a total attendance of 1,608,349. Two of the twelve months in 2013 were record setting: January and June. Read More »
Five Rockhopper penguin chicks recently hatched at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
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As 2013 comes to a close, the Top 10 events from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium highlight recent advancements, enhancements and new additions. Read More »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s 2012 Economic Impact Study results reveal the economic impact to the City of Omaha to be $148.12 million. This includes $57.84 million in labor paid to an estimated 1,712 workers employed at either Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium or businesses throughout the Omaha economy. The additional economic activity in Omaha due to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium generates an additional $2.62 million in local sales, use and lodging tax revenues for Omaha. Read More »