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Category: conservation

Zoo's Conservation Genetics Director Wins International Conservation Awards

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Director of Conservation Genetics, Dr. Edward E. Louis, Jr., was selected to receive two prestigious international awards this year: the Conservationist of the Year Award from the John Muir Association and the J. Sterling Morton Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. Dr. Louis was presented with the Conservationist of the Year Award during the John Muir Birthday – Earth Day Celebration at the John Muir National Historic Site in... 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

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

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

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

2018: New Exhibits , Animal Births and Conservation Milestones at the Zoo

Exciting things were happening at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in 2018, including the first phase of Asian Highlands, animal births 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 Zoo Railroad Celebrates 50th Anniversary  In July, the Omaha Zoo Railroad celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Railroad’s official Golden Spike dedication ceremony took place on July... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Dec 21, 2018