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Category: African Grasslands

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Welcomes Elephant Calf

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is thrilled to announce the birth of a male elephant calf at 2:20 a.m. this morning, March 2, 2023. The mother is Lolly, an 11-year-old African elephant. Both Lolly and her calf are doing well.  This is the third African elephant calf born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, joining half-siblings, Eugenia and Sonny, who were both born in January 2022. Callee, the sire to all three calves, is 22 years old and joined Omaha’s Hen... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Mar 2, 2023

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 pou... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019