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Omaha Zoo Foundation Granted AmeriCorps VISTA Member Position for Volunteer & STEM at Wildlife Safari Park

This month, the Omaha Zoo Foundation was granted an AmeriCorps VISTA grant to provide an AmeriCorps VISTA member to begin service to strengthen and diversify the volunteer program at the Wildlife Safari Park by recruiting, training, and overseeing both youth and adult volunteers. The AmeriCorps VISTA grant was awarded by the ServeNebraska Volunteer Service Commission in partnership with the AmeriCorps Federal Agency. The grant supports AmeriCorps VISTA members as they build capacity for... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Welcomes First Elephant Calf

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce Kiki, an 18-year-old African elephant, gave birth to a calf at 11:33 a.m. today. Mom and calf are doing well. The gender and weight of the calf are unknown at this time. The calf is the first elephant born at the Zoo. Animal Care Staff implemented a 24-hour watch for Kiki Thursday, January 6, when they noticed a continual drop in her progesterone levels, indicating labor would take place soon. Kiki delivered the calf with... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Jan 7, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Final Gift of the 12 Days of Giving as a Present to the Community

For the final day of the 12 Days of Giving, Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Sunday, December 26, through Friday, December 31, 2021. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult. This is the fifth year Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has offered this holiday gift to the community. The free admission for children under the age of 12 is an exciting culmination to the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Dec 23, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Day 2 Gift of the 12 Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 2 Free Zoo Admissions per party are announced as the Day 2 Gift for tomorrow. The prize of 2 Free Zoo Admissions per party must be redeemed on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, only. Prizes will continue daily through Friday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from Simmons Wildlife Safari Park packages to same-day animal experiences. The day’s prize will be announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook, Instagram... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 13, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Third Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the Holiday season, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces the 12 Days of Giving. Visitors to the Zoo or the Zoo’s social media pages each day will be randomly selected to win the prize of the day beginning Monday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Friday, Dec. 24. Prizes are expected to range from Simmons Wildlife Safari Park packages to same-day animal experiences. The day’s prize will be announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 10, 2021

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces Code for Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is offering a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, Nov. 24 that will end at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Shoppers receive more than 20% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $230 value for the cost of $180 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium at Penguins and Pancakes

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for your family’s favorite holiday tradition, Penguins and Pancakes, on December 18-19 and 26-30, 2021. Enjoy pancakes from The Pancake Man, an in-person livestream penguin keeper talk, as well as a special penguin plush to take home. Two seating times are available for each date. Guests can choose to attend either a 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. seating. *Please Note: Due to the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium will offer a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Shoppers receive more than 20% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $230 value for the cost of $180 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Two Tigers at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Two Amur tigers at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When the 11-year-old female Tiger began to cough, the Veterinary staff knew from colleague’s descriptions and videos of infected Tigers that COVID-19 was likely; and they requested samples from many of the Zoo’s large cats. Thanks to routine training performed by the Animal Care staff, several of the cats allowed... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Nov 12, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25.  “It is with great pleasure that we announce Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. This decision was made to promote a healthy work/life balance and to show our appreciation and gratitude for our hard-working employees,” said Dennis Pate, President and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021