In the News - Desert Dome

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Category: Desert Dome

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Opens Lied Jungle and Desert Dome After No Further Cases of Avian Influenza

The Lied Jungle and Desert Dome at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are open to guests beginning today, Monday, October 31, 2022. No further cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been identified on Zoo grounds after two Pink-backed pelicans died of HPAI on October 13 and 14. The Lee G. Simmons Aviary will remain closed as the Zoo moves from level 5 to level 4 of its prevention and response plan. Veterinary staff have tested several birds from the Simmons Aviary... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Closes Simmons Aviary, Lied Jungle and Desert Dome Due to Avian Influenza Death

The Simmons Aviary, Lied Jungle, and the Desert Dome at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed to guests beginning Saturday, October 15, 2022, due to the death of a Pink backed pelican from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). These exhibits will be closed for at least 10 days. The rest of the Zoo, including Mahoney Kingdoms of the Night, will remain open. The pelican died yesterday, October 13, and was tested as part of the Zoo’s continued surveillance... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Omaha's Zoo Celebrates World Snake Day with First-Time Birth

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium made history of its own with the Zoo’s first-time birth of four endangered eastern indigo snakes on Wednesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 15. The offspring, whose eggs were laid on Wednesday, April 14, with the first one pipping on Tuesday, July 13, emerged just in time for World Snake Day, which is today. Once they are able to successfully feed on their own, they will be moved to a habitat visible to the public in the Desert Dome’s... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jul 16, 2021

Zoo Announces Reopening of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium and the Desert Dome

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is pleased to announce the reopening of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium and Desert Dome on Wednesday, June 24. Along with welcoming guests back into these exhibits, the Zoo is also excited to announce the completion of the Scott Aquarium renovation.  “Beginning to open indoor exhibits is a day we have been looking forward to. We are thrilled to welcome visitors back into the Aquarium and Dome,” said Dennis Pate, President and... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020