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Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Opens Lied Jungle and Desert Dome After No Further Cases of Avian Influenza

The Lied Jungle and Desert Dome at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are open to guests beginning today, Monday, October 31, 2022. No further cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been identified on Zoo grounds after two Pink-backed pelicans died of HPAI on October 13 and 14. The Lee G. Simmons Aviary will remain closed as the Zoo moves from level 5 to level 4 of its prevention and response plan. Veterinary staff have tested several birds from the Simmons Aviary... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Closes Simmons Aviary, Lied Jungle and Desert Dome Due to Avian Influenza Death

The Simmons Aviary, Lied Jungle, and the Desert Dome at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed to guests beginning Saturday, October 15, 2022, due to the death of a Pink backed pelican from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). These exhibits will be closed for at least 10 days. The rest of the Zoo, including Mahoney Kingdoms of the Night, will remain open. The pelican died yesterday, October 13, and was tested as part of the Zoo’s continued surveillance... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Oct 14, 2022

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

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