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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

Help Omaha-Metro Earn the Title of "World's Most Biodiverse City"

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking for businesses and organizations to participate in the 2019 City Nature Challenge on April 26-29. The Omaha-Metropolitan area will compete against more than 160 cities across the globe for the title of “the world’s most biodiverse city” during the challenge. The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to discover and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Cities compete against each... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has added a new event to its 2019 calendar – Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo. The Valentine’s Day-themed event will be on the evenings of February 14, 15 and 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This couples only event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium followed by a romantic dinner. Entertainment will include after-hours access to the Scott Aquarium, a photobooth, music by the Midlands String Quartet... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jan 9, 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

Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Party at Wildlife Safari Park

The Geminids meteor shower, considered to be one of the most spectacular showers of the year, will peak on Thursday, December 13. Join Wildlife Safari Park from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for unobstructed views from the prairie.  At the Geminids Meteor Shower Telescopes and Prairie Skies Star Party, guests will have the opportunity to learn about astronomy and discover what a meteor shower is with the Omaha Astronomical Society . Wildlife photographer Mike Benkis will teach guests best... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

International Cheetah Day

Preschool students at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will celebrate International Cheetah Day with cheetah-themed programming, including visits from zookeepers and an animal ambassador. Students will learn how cheetahs are unique from other large cats and test their new skills with an “identify a cheetah” exercise. Watson, a Terrier mix and member of the Zoo’s Interactive Animal Programs Department, will stop by to teach students how dogs help wildlife,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Dec 3, 2018

Holiday Happenings at the Zoo

Kickoff the holiday season by joining Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for festive-filled encounters on December 1, 8 and 15. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, holiday helpers, such as elves and reindeer, will make a dive in the shark tunnel. Throughout the Zoo, keepers will place  Holiday-themed animal enrichment at the following times: •    10 a.m. Lied Jungle Enrichment •    10:30 a.m. Desert Dome... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Black Friday Membership Sale

In celebration of Wildlife Safari Park’s 20th anniversary, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will offer a Black Friday membership sale Friday, November 23 through Tuesday, November 27.  Shoppers will receive 20 percent off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $190 value for the cost of $150 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). By... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

Meet Sariah, a Female Malayan Tapir Calf

A female Malayan tapir calf, born on August 31, has been introduced to its habitat in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Lied Jungle®.  The calf, named Sariah, is the second calf for Malacca, dam, and Dumadi, sire, both six years old. The pair’s first calf was born in 2016 at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium.  While Sariah is getting used to her new habitat, Zoo visitors can see her with Malacca intermittently between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018