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Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium Celebrates Eugenia’s and Sonny’s First Birthday

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium invites the public to join us in celebrating Eugenia’s and Sonny’s first birthdays. The public birthday party for both one-year-old African elephant calves will be Saturday, January 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the Elephant Family Quarters. In celebration, there will be special birthday enrichment for the elephants, cupcakes for the public, and a photo opportunity with life-size cutouts of Eugenia and Sonny. Visitors are encouraged to snap an... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Jan 19, 2023

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces Fourth Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the Holiday season, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces the 12 Days of Giving. Visitors to the Zoo or the Zoo’s social media pages each day will be randomly selected to win the prize of the day beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Saturday, Dec. 24. Prizes range from Penguins and Pancakes tickets to same-day animal experiences. The day’s prize will be announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook, Instagram and... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 12, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Hosts AZA Elephant Conference

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is currently hosting the Elephant Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) in Omaha with 37 participants in person and 28 virtually from 47 AZA-accredited organizations. This group examines the sustainability and conservation needs of both African and Asian Elephants to develop recommendations for population management and conservation based upon the needs of the species and AZA-accredited institutions. TAGs also manage the AZA Animal Programs, including Species... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Welcomes First Elephant Calf

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce Kiki, an 18-year-old African elephant, gave birth to a calf at 11:33 a.m. today. Mom and calf are doing well. The gender and weight of the calf are unknown at this time. The calf is the first elephant born at the Zoo. Animal Care Staff implemented a 24-hour watch for Kiki Thursday, January 6, when they noticed a continual drop in her progesterone levels, indicating labor would take place soon. Kiki delivered the calf with... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Jan 7, 2022