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Join Us for Wine Down Wednesday Yoga Classes at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium will be hosting Wine Down Wednesday Yoga Classes at the Harper Event Center on Wednesdays, July 6 and 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests can take a mid-week break to re-focus and re-energize their mind and body in a class taught by Lotus House of Yoga instructors. The ticket includes 1 drink ticket (additional drinks available for purchase), 1-hour yoga class, 1-hour post-workout happy hour and Stingray Beach feeding experience. Participants must be at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Zoo and Bird Exhibits at Wildlife Safari Park Reopen

The Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now open to guests after being closed since March 3, 2022, due to concerns regarding the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus. The birds who live at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park have also returned to their outside habitats. “The Avian Influenza virus has affected birds all over the country, including millions of chickens in Nebraska and Iowa alone. It was incredibly important that... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 24, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium’s Reforestation Efforts Reach 5 Million Trees Planted in Madagascar

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in collaboration with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP) , and supported by the Arbor Day Foundation , has planted its 5-millionth tree in Madagascar. Representatives from governmental and environmental agencies from across the region attended the special event. For 13 years, these reforestation efforts have been focused on providing habitat for lemurs, the most threatened group of primates in the world. Habitat loss is one of the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 10, 2022

Part-Time Open Interviews on Wednesday at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking to fill part-time Guest Services and Education positions at Open Interviews on Wednesday, June 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. All who plan to attend the Open Interviews must apply online at OmahaZoo.com/WorkHere prior to arriving on Wednesday. Open interviews for part-time positions will be conducted in the Zoo’s Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant. No appointments are necessary and immediate interviews will be available for the following... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022

Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium and the Wildlife Safari Park Both Take First Place Spots in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as the Best Zoo Exhibit in North America in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park has also been named the Best Safari Park in North America by USA TODAY readers. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium moved up on the list and was named the second Best Zoo in the country, while the Lied... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 3, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Mourns Loss of Giraffe

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium sadly announces the death of Dottie, a female Giraffe, yesterday, May 31, 2022. She was 22 years, 8 months, and 19 days old. Dottie was the oldest giraffe currently living at Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium. Dottie was born on Sept. 13, 1999, and has been a resident of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium her whole life. She is the mother to three calves. Dottie’s daughter, LoLo, lives in the African Grasslands habitat at the Zoo. Her daughter,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces the Return of Late Nights This Summer Starting June 2

Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a relaxed evening of wildlife, food trucks and drinks as it hosts the first Late Nights at the Zoo of the summer on Thursday, June 2, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. This series is for adults only, ages 21 and older, and will also be held on the following Thursdays: June 9 & 30, July 14 & 28, and August 4, 11 & 18. Tickets for all dates are now available. To guarantee admittance, reserve your tickets now. Save $5 per event admission by... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Hosts AZA Elephant Conference

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is currently hosting the Elephant Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) in Omaha with 37 participants in person and 28 virtually from 47 AZA-accredited organizations. This group examines the sustainability and conservation needs of both African and Asian Elephants to develop recommendations for population management and conservation based upon the needs of the species and AZA-accredited institutions. TAGs also manage the AZA Animal Programs, including Species... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Listings: A Birders Guide to Achieving to the Goals

By: Dan Cassidy, Vice President of Animal Management  Anyone who knows me knows that I am a birder. Have been most of my life. Besides the obvious, that we enjoy watching birds, the other thing that most birders have in common is listing. Almost all birders keep a minimum of one list, a life list. The list of every bird species you have ever seen. Many birders keep multiple lists, such as state or county lists, and some start over every year. But at the minimum, a birder usually keeps... Read More
at Saturday, Apr 30, 2022

Join Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium In the 2022 City Nature Challenge

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to identify and count plants and animals that live among us. You can make a difference by participating in the City Nature Challenge to help document Omaha Metro biodiversity on April 29 through May 2, 2022. For the past five years, Omahans have participated in the City Nature Challenge, which is an annual, global, community science competition to document urban biodiversity. Last year more than 419 cities from all... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Apr 29, 2022