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Category: Wildlife Safari Park

Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Zoo and Bird Exhibits at Wildlife Safari Park Reopen

The Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now open to guests after being closed since March 3, 2022, due to concerns regarding the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus. The birds who live at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park have also returned to their outside habitats. “The Avian Influenza virus has affected birds all over the country, including millions of chickens in Nebraska and Iowa alone. It was incredibly important that... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 24, 2022

Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium and the Wildlife Safari Park Both Take First Place Spots in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as the Best Zoo Exhibit in North America in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park has also been named the Best Safari Park in North America by USA TODAY readers. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium moved up on the list and was named the second Best Zoo in the country, while the Lied... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 3, 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

Omaha Zoo Foundation Granted AmeriCorps VISTA Member Position for Volunteer & STEM at Wildlife Safari Park

This month, the Omaha Zoo Foundation was granted an AmeriCorps VISTA grant to provide an AmeriCorps VISTA member to begin service to strengthen and diversify the volunteer program at the Wildlife Safari Park by recruiting, training, and overseeing both youth and adult volunteers. The AmeriCorps VISTA grant was awarded by the ServeNebraska Volunteer Service Commission in partnership with the AmeriCorps Federal Agency. The grant supports AmeriCorps VISTA members as they build capacity for... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces Code for Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is offering a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, Nov. 24 that will end at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Shoppers receive more than 20% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $230 value for the cost of $180 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Puma Cub Finds New Home With Help of 3 Nebraska Organizations

A male Puma cub now calls Riverside Discovery Center home. The male Puma cub was first found by Nebraska Game & Parks abandoned in Northeast Nebraska. Trail cameras showed that the cub was underweight and had been without a mother for an extended period of time. The cub was initially taken to Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska. Veterinary staff from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium examined the cub and Wildlife Safari Park staff cared for him while in... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021

Join Us at the Howl-O-Ween Safari at Wildlife Safari Park

Wildlife Safari Park is kicking off the Halloween season with Howl-O-Ween Safari on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16. Join us around the campfire for dinner, a marshmallow roast, a ride on a straw-filled hayrack ride, and to play Halloween-themed games in the great outdoors at Wildlife Safari Park after-hours. This event also includes your very own treat bag and don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! This Halloween event is suitable for all ages. VIP passes are available... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

New Bison Calf Joins Herd at Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park

The bison herd at Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland has grown by one — a calf born on May 11. Visitors can see the auburn-colored calf roaming Bison Plains with mom and the herd.  Bison calves will turn dark brown a few months after birth, the same time their characteristic hump and horns start to grow.  Since its opening in 1998, the Wildlife Safari Park has played a key role in conserving bison and educating the public about the critical challenges... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 4, 2021

Asian Highlands and Wildlife Safari Park Both Take First Place Spots in 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as the Best Zoo Exhibit in North America in  2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park has also been named the Best Wildlife Park in North America by USA TODAY readers. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ®  ranked near the top of the leader board and was named the third “Best... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 4, 2021