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Zoo Hosts 14th Annual Regional Science Olympiad

More than 500 sixth to 12th grade students representing about 45 schools and teams in the Midwest will compete in the 14th annual Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 24 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The Regional Science Olympiad was started by the Zoo in 2005 as an outlet for students to advance to the Nebraska Science Olympiad in April. The Olympiad brings excitement to science education through rigorous challenges in the following... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Rare Australian Lizard Now Calls Desert Dome Home

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now the third Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution to have a perentie, varanus giganteus, the largest monitor or goanna lizard native to Australia. Ngintaka, pronounced nin-taka, is a male perentie who can be seen inthe Zoo’s Desert Dome. The perentie, which means “giant lizard spirit”in Australian Aboriginal mythology,is the fourth largest lizard species in the world commonly reaching more than eight... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Olmec Statue from Sister City Installed at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium

“The King,”a replica of Olmec Colossal Head No. 1,from Omaha’s sister city Xalapa, Mexico will be installed in the Lied Jungle at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Thursday, Feb.22 at 11 a.m.Media escorts will be available at Guest Services.The statue will be formally dedicatedin May. “The King” is a 20,000-pound gift to the city of Omaha which will reside at the Zoo in the South American section of the Lied Jungle. According to Americo Zuniga... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Zoo Hosts Job Fair

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium looks to fill 200 part-time Guest Services positions at a job fair on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1-5 p.m. The job fair will be on Zoo grounds in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Conference Center. Positions will be available in the following Guest Services departments: catering, concessions, Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant, gift shop, grounds, the Lozier Giant Screen Theater, rides and ticketing. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Feb 19, 2018

Zoo Staff Assists with Nebraska Bighorn Sheep Monitoring

Over the weekend, four members of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Animal Health team assisted the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to conduct health assessments on 51 bighorn sheep in western Nebraska. The efforts aim to track and aid struggling bighorn sheep populations. Native Nebraska bighorn sheep were extripated from the state in the early 1900s due to causes such as disease and habitat loss. In 1981, a reintroduction program began at Fort Robinson State Park. The... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Feb 16, 2018

Penguin Awareness Day at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will go behind the scenes with its three Antarctic penguin species during a special Facebook Live broadcast tomorrow, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. in celebration of Penguin Awareness Day. Viewers will learn what it’s like to work with each species—the Southern rockhopper, king and gentoo—as the Zoo’s aquarium birds keepers conduct a feeding demonstration. There are a total of 17 species of penguin in the world, all of which... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

New Lemur Species Discovered by Zoo's Scientists

A new species of lemur has been discovered in southeast Madagascar by a team of scientists at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in collaboration with scientists at Suny Polytechnic Institute and Global Wildlife Conservation.  The Groves’ Dwarf lemur, known to scientists as Cheirogaleus grovesi, is the 24th lemur to be discovered since 2006 by the Zoo’s Conservation Genetics Department led by Dr. Edward Louis Jr., in collaboration with its Malagasy partner, the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Zoo's Theater to Undergo Renovation

The Lozier Theater at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be upgrading its current projection system to a digital 3D projection system. The theater will be closed Jan. 15 and will re-open to the public on March 30. Upon completion of the renovation, the theater will be referred to as the Lozier Giant Screen Theater. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has contracted D3D Cinema to lead its digital 3D projection system upgrade, which will include a new projection system,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Milestones Made for Busy 2017

Exciting things were happening at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in 2017, including new exhibits, new animals and education and conservation milestones. Below is a recap of some of the big events that happened at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium the past year: 10 – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium License Plates Launched In March, Nebraska drivers were presented with the option to have an Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium license plate. The Zoo-themed... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Free Admission to Children at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission to children, under the age of 12, on Saturday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 24. Each adult visitor with paid admission will be allowed free admittance for up to six children.  “The Zoo is happy to extend this holiday gift to the children in our community,” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “We hope they will kick off their holiday break at the Zoo, where... Read More
at Monday, Dec 18, 2017