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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

Tips for Your Spring Break Visit to Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium invites all to celebrate Spring  Break with a visit to the Zoo. As the weather warms, there will be increasingly more happening at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium. There is much to see and immerse yourself in including Owen Sea Lion Shores, the Asian Highlands and the renovated Hubbard Gorilla Valley. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is currently open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lied Jungle closes at 3 p.m. and the other exhibit buildings close at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

Omaha's Zoo & Aquarium Announces Timed Ticketing to Visit Elephant Calves

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce that the Elephant Family Quarters will open each day between 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. beginning on Monday, February 14. Reservations can be made online for Monday starting Sunday. This will allow visitors to see Eugenia and Sonny, the first two African Elephant calves born at the Zoo. Visitors can reserve a timed ticket to see both Elephant calves with the herd in the Elephant Family Quarters by visiting ... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Feb 10, 2022

Omaha's Zoo Announces Male Elephant Calf’s Name

The male African elephant calf born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on January 30, 2022, has a name and it is Sonny. “All of us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are beyond thrilled to have welcomed two healthy African elephant calves in January. What a way to start 2022!” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “With the elephant population decreasing, Eugenia and Sonny represent a new generation of... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Feb 4, 2022

It's a Boy! Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium Welcomes Second Elephant Calf This Month

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is thrilled to announce Claire, a 13-year-old African elephant, gave birth to a male calf at 9:08 p.m. yesterday, January 30, 2022. Mom and calf are doing well. The weight of the calf is unknown at this time. The is the second African elephant calf born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium this month, January 2022. These two calves are the first and only African elephants born at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium. Animal Care Staff... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Elephant Calf at Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium Has A Name

The female African elephant calf born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has a name, Eugenia, which means “noble” or “well-born.” Eugenia received her name from the Grewcock Family, who won the naming rights at the Zoo’s fundraiser, Zoofari. The Grewcock Family selected Eugenia because it is a family name. “As a family, we have always had a great love of elephants. The fact that these elephants were saved from drought-stricken Swaziland... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jan 24, 2022