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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

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

Summer Late Night Event Series Back at the Zoo

Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a relaxed evening of drinks, food trucks and wildlife as it hosts its summer series: Late Nights at the Zoo on  Thursdays: May 23, June 27, July 25, August 8, August 22 and September 19  from 7-11 p.m.  This event is for guests  ages 21 and older.   Each ticket to Late Nights at the Zoo includes one complimentary drink ticket, access to select Zoo exhibits after-hours, up-close encounters with special Animal Ambassadors and the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20 with conservation-focused events. Party for the Planet at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature local conservation-based organizations sharing their expertise and resources about living more sustainably within our communities. Omaha Street Percussion will be performing live music (on recycled trash cans... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Vote for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium for Best Zoo in America

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Wildlife Park” in America. The Lied Jungle ® at the Zoo has been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. The public is now being called upon for their votes.  The public has until Monday, April 22 nd  at 11 a.m. to vote... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Mar 25, 2019

New Behind-the-Scenes Experiences!

Registration is now open for three additional behind-the-scenes experiences at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Giraffe Backstage Pass Meet the Zoo’s herd of reticulated giraffes as you tour exclusive behind-the-scenes areas in the Syd and Betty Cate Family Giraffe Herd Rooms. This experience will be offered on the second and fourth Tuesday beginning April through September from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $45 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members (includes Zoo admission).... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Mar 15, 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

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