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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Mourns Loss of Beloved Rhino

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium sadly announces the death of Jontu, a male, Greater one-horned rhino, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from complications related to a gastrointestinal illness. He was 15 years old. Jontu arrived at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in May 2011 and was a popular resident of the Zoo’s Asian Highlands, where he was visited by millions of guests.  “After spending most of his life in Omaha, Jontu was an incredible representative of... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Saturday, Apr 1, 2023

Zoo Announces Historic Birth of Endangered Indian Rhino Calf

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the birth of an Indian rhinoceros calf. The rhino was born on Friday, August 30. The calf is the first rhinoceros born in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s 120-year history. Dennis Pate, Zoo Director and CEO, said, “This is one of the most important births for the Zoo in recent history.  It counts when it comes to sustaining this species in zoos, it counts as a backup to vulnerable wild populations, ... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019