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Category: Giraffe

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

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Welcomes Giraffe Calf

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a female giraffe calf on April 16 at 8:45 a.m. This is the third calf to mother Dottie, a 19-year-old female giraffe, and Jawara, a 10-year-old male. The last giraffe calf born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was Penelope in November 2017. The calf weighed 152 pounds and was measured around six feet tall 24 hours after birth. Dottie and the calf are viewable to Zoo guests in the Syd and Betty Cate Giraffe Herd Rooms in a... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Apr 24, 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