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The Omaha Zoo Railroad Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Omaha Zoo Railroad is celebrating its 50th anniversary today and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be celebrating all week long.  The Railroad’s official Golden Spike dedication ceremony took place on July 23, 1968. Mayor A.V. Sorenson and Edd H. Bailey, Union Pacific’s president at the time, drove the brass-plated “golden spike” at the ceremony that officially marked the completion of the Omaha Zoo Railroad. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Jul 23, 2018

Pygmy Hippo Calf Makes His Debut

A male pygmy hippopotamus calf, born on April 30, is now in its habitat in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Lied Jungle®.  The calf, named Silas by his keepers, can be seen in the exhibit’s African rainforest with the dam, Chomel, an 18-year-old from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. The sire is Scooby, a 27-year-old from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, who has been at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium since 1991. Zoo visitors can... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

King Penguin Chick to Join Other Penguins in Scott Aquarium

A four month old King penguin chick will enter its habitat in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium for the first time tomorrow. The chick, whose sex is currently unknown, is extremely valuable to the North American King penguin population as it is the first offspring for two wild hatched birds. Due to its genetic importance, the decision was made to raise the chick by hand. The egg was artificially incubated for 54 days and hatched on February 15. The Zoo’s Aquarium bird department... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

World Giraffe Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be celebrating World Giraffe Day on Thursday, June 21 with giraffe-centered programming in African Grasslands and Facebook Live streaming events.  Facebook Live programs will take place on the Zoo’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Viewers will get an up close look at a few members of the herd and get to watch a special training demonstration.   Zoo guests have the option to donate to giraffe conservation in $1... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

The Zoo Partners with DiVentures for Ocean Health Conservation and Education Programs

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is happy to announce DiVentures as an official partner of the Zoo. This innovative partnership will focus on Ocean Health Conservation and Education programs.  “DiVentures has been a great supporter of our diving program over the years, and we are very excited to have them as an official partner in conservation to help us engage the community in our efforts.” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Newly Renovated Lozier Giant Screen Theater to Open on Friday

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s newly renovated Lozier Giant Screen Theater® will open to the public on Friday, March 30. The Theater has been closed for upgrades since January 15. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium contracted D3D Cinema to lead its digital 3D projection system upgrade, which includes a new projection system, screen and sound system. A Christie xenon-illuminated 3-D 4K projection system has eliminated the need for film reels. With the digital... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Wildlife Safari Park to Open for the Season on Friday

Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland will open for the season on Friday, March 30. The Park will be open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wildlife Safari Park offers four miles of drive-through North American wildlife viewing from the comfort of your own vehicle. Wildlife Safari Park visitors will see a variety of animals in their natural habitats, including more than 60 American elk spread across the 50-acre Elk Meadow and a 10-acre wetlands area with American white pelicans. Visitors can explore the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Zoo Collaborates with Mashatu Game Reserve in the Field and at Home

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s collaboration with the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana doesn’t end with conservation efforts in Africa. Zoo employees, docents and Zoo Academy students will have the opportunity to attend presentations by Dr. Andrei Snyman, the Reserve’s Director of Research, on Tuesday, March 27. Snyman will give three presentations on Tuesday, including two for students enrolled in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Zoo... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Mar 26, 2018

Omaha's STEM Ecosystem to Host Panel of Virtual Reality Experts at Zoo

The Omaha STEM Ecosystem, in partnership with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will host a panel discussion with leading industry experts in virtual reality in the workplace on Tuesday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Zoo’s Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium. This adults only event is free and open to the public.   The “Emerging Technology: Virtual Reality Technology in the Workplace, Today and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

Aquarium Named One of "15 Top Aquariums in the U.S. You Need to Experience" By TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has named the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium one of the “15 Top Aquariums in the U.S. You Need to Experience.” The Scott Aquarium, which is one of only two aquariums that is housed within a zoo, is ranked eighth on the list.  The algorithm is based on reviews on TripAdvisor.com. According to TripAdvisor, the site analyzed every traveler review on the site identifying which destinations across America were most... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018