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Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 4 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 $50 Gift Card to the Gift Shop is announced as the Day 4 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Monday, Dec. 16, 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,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 3 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 Lozier Giant Screen Theater Gift Package is announced as the Day 3 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Sunday, Dec. 15, 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... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Saturday, Dec 14, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 2 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 Zoo Gift Basket is announced as the Day 2 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Saturday, Dec. 14, 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 Twitter... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 1 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 $50 Gift Card for Durham TreeTops Restaurant is announced as the Day 1 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Friday, Dec. 13, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds 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 12, 2019

Zoo Announces 12 Doorly Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the Holiday season, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces the 12 Doorly Days of Giving. One visitor to the Zoo each day will be randomly selected to win a prize beginning Friday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24. Prizes 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 Twitter and Instagram, and through an eNews email the day before. Each... Read More
Posted by Angela Bobbett at Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Critically Endangered Bongo Calf Born

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the birth of an Eastern mountain bongo calf. Marvin, named by his keepers, was born on Sept. 13, 2019, and currently weighs about 90 pounds. Marvin can be seen in the African Grasslands exhibit, weather permitting. Bongos are native to forest regions in Kenya, Africa, and are the largest of the African forest antelope.   The calf’s parents are Macie and Sherlock. Macie is 8 years old, weighs approximately 588... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

Zoo Announces Historic Birth of Endangered Indian Rhino Calf

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the birth of an Indian rhinoceros calf. The rhino was born on Friday, August 30. The calf is the first rhinoceros born in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s 120-year history. Dennis Pate, Zoo Director and CEO, said, “This is one of the most important births for the Zoo in recent history.  It counts when it comes to sustaining this species in zoos, it counts as a backup to vulnerable wild populations,... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Zoo Brings First of Its Kind Lantern Experience to Omaha this Halloween

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will dawn about 400 larger-than-life lantern displays—creating the first experience of its kind in the country—as part of an all-new family friendly Halloween event, Ghouls & Glow presented by Veridian Credit Union, on September 27 – 29 and October 3 – 6, 10 – 13, 17 – 20 and 24 – 27. The Zoo is working with Dazzle out of Texas and Tennessee-based iD8 Productions to put on Ghouls & Glow, which will... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Aug 16, 2019

Zoo Grows Critically Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog Population by 622

Earlier this month, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was part of the fourth and most successful release of zoo-bred dusky gopher frogs to date. In collaboration with the Memphis Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Dallas Zoo and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the Zoo released 622 froglets of the critically endangered species into restored habitat in Mississippi on July 10 – 11. Of those released, 387 were bred in Omaha. The release is part of an ongoing, large-scale effort to establish a new... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Two King Penguin Chicks Make Their Debut

Two king penguin chicks who hatched in March made their debut in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium.  The first chick hatched on March 14 and currently weighs 26 pounds. The second hatched on March 16 and weighs 32 pounds. Both of their genders are unknown at this time. Visitors will notice that the chicks are in a “chick pen” in the Antarctic penguin habitat. The chicks will remain here until they molt their non-waterproof down feathers and gain their juvenile... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Thursday, Jul 11, 2019