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Category: Species Survival Plan

Critically Endangered Bongo Calf Born

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the birth of an Eastern mountain bongo calf. Marvin, named by his keepers, was born on Sept. 13, 2019, and currently weighs about 90 pounds. Marvin can be seen in the African Grasslands exhibit, weather permitting. Bongos are native to forest regions in Kenya, Africa, and are the largest of the African forest antelope.   The calf’s parents are Macie and Sherlock. Macie is 8 years old, weighs approximately 588... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

Zoo Grows Critically Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog Population by 622

Earlier this month, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was part of the fourth and most successful release of zoo-bred dusky gopher frogs to date. In collaboration with the Memphis Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Dallas Zoo and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the Zoo released 622 froglets of the critically endangered species into restored habitat in Mississippi on July 10 – 11. Of those released, 387 were bred in Omaha. The release is part of an ongoing, large-scale effort to establish a new... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019