In the News

New Lemur Species Discovered by Zoo's Scientists

A new species of lemur has been discovered in southeast Madagascar by a team of scientists at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in collaboration with scientists at Suny Polytechnic Institute and Global Wildlife Conservation.  The Groves’ Dwarf lemur, known to scientists as Cheirogaleus grovesi, is the 24th lemur to be discovered since 2006 by the Zoo’s Conservation Genetics Department led by Dr. Edward Louis Jr., in collaboration with its Malagasy partner, the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Jan 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Zoo's Theater to Undergo Renovation

The Lozier Theater at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be upgrading its current projection system to a digital 3D projection system. The theater will be closed Jan. 15 and will re-open to the public on March 30. Upon completion of the renovation, the theater will be referred to as the Lozier Giant Screen Theater. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has contracted D3D Cinema to lead its digital 3D projection system upgrade, which will include a new projection system,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Jan 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Milestones Made for Busy 2017

Exciting things were happening at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in 2017, including new exhibits, new animals and education and conservation milestones. Below is a recap of some of the big events that happened at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium the past year: 10 – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium License Plates Launched In March, Nebraska drivers were presented with the option to have an Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium license plate. The Zoo-themed... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Dec 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Zoo, Wildlife Safari Park to Soon Accept Natural Christmas Tree Donations for Animal Enrichment

Need a home for your freshly cut Christmas tree after the holidays? The Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park will soon be accepting natural Christmas tree donations, which will provide enrichment opportunities for many of our animals. The official drop-off locations and timeframe donations will be accepted will be announced soon, but so you can start preparing your tree accordingly… For the safety of the animals, please use the following care and display guidelines: • Avoid any... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 | 0 comments

We're Open on Thanksgiving Day!

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be open on Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Zoo's main gift shop will be holding its annual Thanksgiving sale also on Thanksgiving Day, as well as Black Friday, November 24. On both days, visitors will receive 30-percent off their entire purchase. Animal paintings, calendars, books and clearance items are excluded from the sale. Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Northbound 13th Street Ramp to Westbound I-80 Reopened

The northbound 13th Street ramp to westbound I-80 has reopened. Now into 2018, guests are to expect additional road closures that may affect their route to the Zoo. The Nebraska Department of Roads has provided a timeline of these closures and the suggested detours. Click here for some parking and safety tips to help you get on your way. Timeline of Road Closures and Suggested Detours   Additional Updates Parts of I-80, I-29 Temporarily Closing Parts... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Murrey the Murre from Massachusetts Finds Home at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Murrey, the common murre from Massachusetts, traveled more than 1,500 miles to find a home at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The seabird is now on exhibit in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium with common murre and puffins. Found on February 11 on Nauset Beach in Orleans, Mass., Murrey was brought to Wild Care, Inc., a Cape Cod wildlife rehabilitation center, for treatment on a two-inch-long laceration on her left thigh. Although the animal care team did not expect the bird... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens Visits the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is one of five American zoos that the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens’ (CAZG)  will visit for annual training. Six directors of Chinese zoos will tour Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16. While at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, CAZG guests will take an in depth tour of Zoo grounds, including the Lied Jungle, Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium and Desert Dome.... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Oct 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Road Closures and Travel Information

Now into 2018, there will be road closures that may affect how you get to the Zoo. The Nebraska Department of Roads has provided a timeline of these closures and the suggested detours. Click here for some parking and safety tips to help you get on your way.   Timeline of Road Closures and Suggested Detours   Additional Updates Westbound Loop Ramp to I-80 The westbound loop ramp to I-80 from northbound 13th Street will be closing at 5 a.m. on Monday,... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Monday, Aug 28, 2017 | 0 comments