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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

Zoo Presented with Award from Autism Center of Nebraska

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was presented with the Employer Partnership Award from the Autism Center of Nebraska (ACN) on Saturday, May 4 at its annual gala. The Zoo was recognized for its number of successful job placements through Connections, ACN’s employment program. Connections is a program used to help place ACN job seekers into career paths. “Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has for years been a great partner of the Autism Center of... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, May 10, 2019

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Wins USA TODAY 10Best Awards

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park ranked at the top of the leader board in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® was named the second “ Best Zoo ” in the country, while its Lied Jungle ® won “ Best Zoo Exhibit .” Wildlife Safari Park was awarded with “ Best Wildlife Park ” in America for the second year in a row.  The... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, May 3, 2019

Happy First Birthday Silas!

Silas, a male pygmy hippopotamus at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, celebrated his first birthday today in the Lied Jungle ® with birthday décor, browse and a cake made from sweet potatoes, grain and yogurt frosting. Silas can be seen in the Lied Jungle’s African rainforest with his mother, Chomel, a 19-year-old from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. Silas’ first recorded weight was taken on May 2, 2018 at a mere 16.5 pounds. He currently tips the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

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

City Nature Challenge Kicks Off on April 26

The 2019 City Nature Challenge presented by American Spring LIVE will kick off at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Friday. The Zoo has partnered with the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and 16 other community businesses and organizations to compete against more than 140 cities across the globe for the title of “World’s Most Biodiverse City.” The challenge will take place April 26-29.  The City Nature Challenge is an... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Apr 24, 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

Fourth Beer in Zoo Brew Series: Snow Leopard Wit

On Friday, April 26, the fourth beer in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Zipline Brewing Co .’s Zoo Brew Series will hit stores and Zipline tasting rooms. Snow Leopard Wit is the final beer to be sold as part of the introductory series. Through the use of traditional ingredients (bitter orange peel, chamomile and coriander), Snow Leopard Wit combines floral and spice aromas with bright citrus to create a delicately balanced wheat ale. Proceeds generated from Snow... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Apr 24, 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