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Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Reforestation Efforts Reach 4 Million Trees Planted in Madagascar on Arbor Day

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 4-millionth tree in Madagascar in celebration of Arbor Day. For 12 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 biggest threats to all of Madagascar's remaining lemur species. The primary... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, May 3, 2021

Join Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium In the 2021 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 30 through May 3, 2021. The City Nature Challenge is an annual, global, community science competition to document urban biodiversity. The challenge engages residents to find and document plants, animals, and other organisms living in urban areas. Last year,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Apr 30, 2021

Vote for Omaha’s Zoo, Asian Highlands & Wildlife Safari Park in USA TODAY 10Best Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Safari Park” in America. Asian Highlands at the Zoo has also been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. Supporters are being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.  The public has until Monday, May... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Apply Online Before and Then Attend Part-Time Job Fair

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking to fill almost 200 part-time Guest Services and Education positions at a job fair on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. All who plan to attend the job fair must apply online at least 24 hours prior to the fair at . Applicants must wear face masks at the job fair. The job fair will be conducted in the Zoo’s Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant. No appointments are necessary and immediate interviews will be... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Apr 23, 2021

Wildlife Safari Park Opens Saturday for the 2021 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season on Saturday, March 27. All areas of the Wildlife Safari Park are open to the public except the Hands-On Corral. “After a record-breaking year in 2020, all of us are excited to welcome visitors back to the Wildlife Safari Park,” said Gary Pettit, superintendent of the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. “We are honored to be a safe respite for families to enjoy nature and the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Mar 25, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo, Autism Action Partnership Launch New Sensory Mobile App Experience

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Autism Action Partnership have launched a free all-inclusive mobile app experience, Omaha Zoo 4 All, to help prepare, engage and inspire visitors with autism or sensory needs, as well as their families. While exploring the Zoo’s 160-acre property, app users will have access to the following at their fingertips: Sensory guides to preview exhibits. Sensory and audio versions are available in easy and advanced... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Feb 26, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo Thanks Healthcare Workers and Emergency Responders with Free Admission

In gratitude for their exemplary work during the coronavirus crisis, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is pleased to offer free gate admission to all healthcare workers and emergency responders, and their immediate families, from Sunday, February 14, through Sunday, February 21. These honored guests can show their work identification badge at the Zoo’s main entrance for admittance. “As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Zoo staff and I wanted to... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Feb 12, 2021

Get Quizzical During Trivia Nights at Omaha’s Zoo

Back by popular demand, Trivia Night events return in 2021 to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on select Thursday nights during the months of January through April. New this year, guests have the option play virtually from home or in person at the Zoo. Capacity for in-person attendance is limited and the “Healthy You, Healthy Zoo” guidelines are in place to protect event attendees. From television shows to superheroes, there is a trivia theme everyone will enjoy.... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jan 15, 2021

Zoo 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 Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Saturday, December 26, through Thursday, December 31, 2020. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult. This is the fourth 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... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Dec 24, 2020

Zoo Celebrates 30 Years of Adopting Families

The Zoo is proud to have been part of the Adopt a Family program through Omaha Public School for 30 years. Currently, Zoo staff work with nearby schools, Bancroft and Castelar Elementary, whose counselors identify families with great need. On average, the Zoo adopts 8 families annually. The schools provide Zoo staff with the names, ages and genders of the household members, and then employees and volunteers donate and shop for the families. Funds for this yearly project come from a... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020