In the News

In the News

Zoo Staff Leads National Organizations

Recently, two members of leadership at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium were chosen to lead national organizations representative of their career field. Julie Napier, D.V.M., senior veterinarian at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, was named the President of the American Association of Zoo and Veterinarians (AAZV) for 2019. AAZV has a mission to empower its members to advance the profession and enhance wild animal health, welfare and conservation. This is... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Moon Gazing at Wildlife Safari Park

Enjoy views of the full moon from the prairie at Wildlife Safari Park for its Moon Gazing Telescopes and Prairie Skies event from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the moon with the Omaha Astronomical Society and enjoy moon-themed treats, including Moon Pies and Tang. Telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky, however, guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and portable telescopes. This is an outdoor event.... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Gorillas on the Line...Answer the Call

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is partnering with World Gorilla Day for Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call, a cell phone recycling campaign beginning on February 1 through April 30. For gorilla conservation, guests will have the option to leave old mobile phones, iPads, iPods, cameras and chargers in secure locations for recycling.  With taking the small step of recycling old electronics, the public can help protect gorilla habitat in Africa by reducing the need... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Feb 1, 2019

Yoga in the Aquarium

Registration is now open for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s one-of-a-kind class: Yoga in the Aquarium.  Guests are invited to strike a pose and take in the beauty and serenity of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium on select dates in March and June. Attendees will be able to exercise their body and mind through different flows taught by instructors from Lotus House of Yoga. The event will take place inside of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Conference... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Students - Join Us For an Eco-Adventure!

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is seeking students in ninth grade or older to join them for an Eco-Adventure in Cozumel, Mexico this July. Applications for the trip are due on February 15. Students will spend the first week of camp at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium where they will shadow animal care staff, become scuba certified at DiVentures and learn about the ocean and marine animals. The second week of camp will be spent in Cozumel. While in Mexico, participants... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Jan 18, 2019

Waddling to a Store Near You: Rockhopper Bock

The third of four beers in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Zipline Brewing Co.’s Zoo Brew Series, Rockhopper Bock, will waddle into select retail outlets next week and Zipline’s tasting rooms on Friday, January 25, 2019.  Rockhopper Bock drinkers can expect complex malty aromas and flavors, with a slight touch of fruitiness. The beer has a low bitterness and medium body. Proceeds generated from Rockhopper Bock will directly support the Zoo’s efforts to... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

Penguin Awareness Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating Penguin Awareness Day, January 20, the entire month of January with exclusive King Penguin adoption packages.  This month, in partnership with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) , the Zoo is donating ten dollars from every Penguin Zoo Mama or Zoo Daddy package purchase directly to SANCCOB. Ten dollars is what it costs SANCCOB to care for one penguin chick for one day. This month... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

Help Omaha-Metro Earn the Title of "World's Most Biodiverse City"

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking for businesses and organizations to participate in the 2019 City Nature Challenge on April 26-29. The Omaha-Metropolitan area will compete against more than 160 cities across the globe for the title of “the world’s most biodiverse city” during the challenge. The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to discover and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Cities compete against each... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has added a new event to its 2019 calendar – Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo. The Valentine’s Day-themed event will be on the evenings of February 14, 15 and 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This couples only event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium followed by a romantic dinner. Entertainment will include after-hours access to the Scott Aquarium, a photobooth, music by the Midlands String Quartet... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

2018 ZooPrints: Conservation Issue

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is reflecting on its conservation efforts of last year in its second digital issue of ZooPrints, the Zoo and Aquarium’s newsletter. In a continued effort to reduce waste, the Zoo made the decision to turn its conservation issue into a digital piece in 2017.  The issue focuses on conservation efforts being made my Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium throughout 2018, both on Zoo grounds and in the field. Readers will explore... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019