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How to Support Australian Wildlife and Their Habitats

"Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is greatly concerned about the devastating impact of the bushfires on Australian wildlife and their habitats," said Dr. Cheryl Morris, vice president of conservation at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. "We are committed to supporting Australia’s zoos working on the front lines of this fight to care for injured wildlife. Currently their needs are primarily financial to provide the emergency veterinary care required. We... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

Ring in the “Noon Year” at Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium invites guests to ring in the new year at its annual Noon Year’s Eve event on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Noon Year’s Eve is a family-friendly event that allows guests of all ages to ring in the new year without staying up until the midnight hour. Have a wild time with entertainment from Joe Cole’s Magic Show, DJ music and an early crowd countdown to 2020, complete with a mini beach ball drop.  The... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 27, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 12 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

For the final day of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult.  This is the third year Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has offered this holiday gift to the community. The free admission for children under the age of 12 is an... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 11 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving: Meet Marshall

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a Meeting with Marshall, an Indian rhinoceros calf born on Friday, August 30, is announced as the Day 11 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Monday, Dec. 23, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Sunday, Dec 22, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 10 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, an Aquarist Experience in the Scott Aquarium is announced as the Day 10 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Sunday, Dec. 22, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Saturday, Dec 21, 2019

Give the Gift of Membership to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium and See Santa Claus Dive with the Sharks

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Make the Zoo your one stop to finish shopping for everyone on your list.  Give the gift of a Zoo membership, where no two experiences are ever the same! Gift wrap some adventure with Zoo classes filled with discovery. You can adopt a favorite zoo animal in someone’s name. With a present from the Zoo, your loved ones get to open packages that open opportunities for education and delight. For more information about gifting options, please... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 20, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 9 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a Giraffe Experience is announced as the Day 9 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Saturday, Dec. 21, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media, on Facebook, via... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 20, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 8 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Meeting a Zoo Veterinarian is announced as the Day 8 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Friday, Dec. 20, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media, on Facebook, via... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Zoo Saddened By Loss of Giraffe Matriarch

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is saddened by the loss of a female Giraffe, Daisy, today, Dec. 18. She was 26 years, 9 months, and 11 days old. Daisy is the oldest giraffe ever to live at Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium.  The average life expectancy for a female giraffe is about 20.2 years and for a male is about 14.7 years. According to Zoological Information Management Software (ZIMS), the oldest, currently living giraffe in North America is 31 years old and lives at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 7 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a Reptile Experience is announced as the Day 7 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Thursday, Dec. 19, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media, on Facebook, via... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019