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Category: Wildlife Safari Park

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

Vote for Omaha’s Zoo, Asian Highlands & Wildlife Safari Park in USA TODAY 10Best Awards

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 at the Zoo has 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 Monday, May... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Apply Online Before and Then Attend Part-Time Job Fair

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking to fill almost 200 part-time Guest Services and Education positions at a job fair on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. All who plan to attend the job fair must apply online at least 24 hours prior to the fair at OmahaZoo.com/WorkHere . Applicants must wear face masks at the job fair. The job fair will be conducted in the Zoo’s Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant. No appointments are necessary and immediate interviews will be... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Apr 23, 2021

Wildlife Safari Park Opens Saturday for the 2021 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season on Saturday, March 27. All areas of the Wildlife Safari Park are open to the public except the Hands-On Corral. “After a record-breaking year in 2020, all of us are excited to welcome visitors back to the Wildlife Safari Park,” said Gary Pettit, superintendent of the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. “We are honored to be a safe respite for families to enjoy nature and the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Mar 25, 2021

Still Time to Get the Black Friday Membership Deal at Omaha’s Zoo

Omaha’s Zoo is offering a Black Friday membership sale through Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Shoppers receive 25% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $225 value for the cost of $170 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12 more months of Zoo fun to your current membership. This exclusive Black Friday offer ends at 11:59 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Nov 30, 2020

Zoo Announces Black Friday Membership Sale and Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

The Omaha Zoo will offer a Black Friday membership sale Thursday, Nov. 26, through Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Shoppers will receive 25% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $225 value for the cost of $170 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12 more months of Zoo fun to your current membership. This exclusive Black Friday offer... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020