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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

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

Vote for Omaha's Zoo, Asian Highlands, Lied Jungle and Wildlife Safari Park in 10Best Readers' Choice

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 and the Lied Jungle at the Zoo have 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... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Opens Friday, March 25, for the 2022 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season on Friday, March 25, and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park offers four miles of drive-through North American wildlife viewing from the comfort of your own vehicle. Visitors will see a variety of animals in their natural habitats, including more than 60 American elk spread across the 50-acre Elk Meadow, White-tailed deer, Prairie dogs,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022

Apply Online Before and Then Attend Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Part-Time Open Interviews

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium is looking to fill part-time Guest Services and Education positions at Open Interviews on Thursday, March 24, 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 Thursday. Open interviews will be conducted in the Zoo’s Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant. No appointments are necessary and immediate interviews will be available for the following positions: Admissions Attendant... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Mar 21, 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 President and CEO Announces Retirement Plans

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium President and CEO, Dennis Pate, has announced his intention to retire early next year after 47 years working in zoos, 13 of those years in Omaha. Pate joined Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium as the President and CEO in 2009 and has maintained the state’s top accolade as Nebraska’s most visited attraction. Pate created and completed a 10-year master plan which consisted of improved guest services and amenities, and... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Feb 14, 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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with One-of-a-Kind Yoga Classes at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is hosting one-of-a-kind yoga events at the Zoo to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bring out your inner yogi and strike a pose at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Lotus House of Yoga will help you take a moment to “paws” and reflect while exercising your mind and body during special themed classes in the Scott Aquarium Conference Center: Namastay Single - Solo Flow is on Saturday, February 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. This... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Feb 4, 2022