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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

Join Us for Teddy Bear Weekend

Guests are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® for repair and care at the ninth annual Teddy Bear Weekend presented by MedExpress Urgent Care, a neighborhood healthcare provider, on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children, ages 3-11, who bring in a stuffed animal will receive FREE admission to the Zoo when accompanied by a paying adult. Teddy Bear Weekend presented by MedExpress Urgent Care is a... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 20, 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

Zoo Staff Leads National Organizations

Recently, two members of leadership at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium were chosen to lead national organizations representative of their career field. Julie Napier, D.V.M., senior veterinarian at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, was named the President of the American Association of Zoo and Veterinarians (AAZV) for 2019. AAZV has a mission to empower its members to advance the profession and enhance wild animal health, welfare and conservation. This is... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Moon Gazing at Wildlife Safari Park

Enjoy views of the full moon from the prairie at Wildlife Safari Park for its Moon Gazing Telescopes and Prairie Skies event from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the moon with the Omaha Astronomical Society and enjoy moon-themed treats, including Moon Pies and Tang. Telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky, however, guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and portable telescopes. This is an outdoor event.... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Feb 12, 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

Yoga in the Aquarium

Registration is now open for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s one-of-a-kind class: Yoga in the Aquarium.  Guests are invited to strike a pose and take in the beauty and serenity of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium on select dates in March and June. Attendees will be able to exercise their body and mind through different flows taught by instructors from Lotus House of Yoga. The event will take place inside of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Conference... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019