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Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Party at Wildlife Safari Park

The Geminids meteor shower, considered to be one of the most spectacular showers of the year, will peak on Thursday, December 13. Join Wildlife Safari Park from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for unobstructed views from the prairie.  At the Geminids Meteor Shower Telescopes and Prairie Skies Star Party, guests will have the opportunity to learn about astronomy and discover what a meteor shower is with the Omaha Astronomical Society . Wildlife photographer Mike Benkis will teach guests best... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

International Cheetah Day

Preschool students at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will celebrate International Cheetah Day with cheetah-themed programming, including visits from zookeepers and an animal ambassador. Students will learn how cheetahs are unique from other large cats and test their new skills with an “identify a cheetah” exercise. Watson, a Terrier mix and member of the Zoo’s Interactive Animal Programs Department, will stop by to teach students how dogs help wildlife,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Dec 3, 2018

Holiday Happenings at the Zoo

Kickoff the holiday season by joining Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for festive-filled encounters on December 1, 8 and 15. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, holiday helpers, such as elves and reindeer, will make a dive in the shark tunnel. Throughout the Zoo, keepers will place  Holiday-themed animal enrichment at the following times: •    10 a.m. Lied Jungle Enrichment •    10:30 a.m. Desert Dome... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Black Friday Membership Sale

In celebration of Wildlife Safari Park’s 20th anniversary, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will offer a Black Friday membership sale Friday, November 23 through Tuesday, November 27.  Shoppers will receive 20 percent off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $190 value for the cost of $150 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). By... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

Meet Sariah, a Female Malayan Tapir Calf

A female Malayan tapir calf, born on August 31, has been introduced to its habitat in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Lied Jungle®.  The calf, named Sariah, is the second calf for Malacca, dam, and Dumadi, sire, both six years old. The pair’s first calf was born in 2016 at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium.  While Sariah is getting used to her new habitat, Zoo visitors can see her with Malacca intermittently between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

Director of Animal Health Receives the Emil Dolensek Award

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Director of Animal Health, Douglas Armstrong, DVM, was recently awarded with one of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians’ (AAZV) highest honors, the Emil Dolensek Award. According to the AAZV, the Emil Dolensek Award is an honor given to one who has made exceptional contributions to the conservation, care and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife, which reflects Dolensek’s commitment to these purposes. This... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Nov 16, 2018

Members Invited to Free Monthly Keeper Connection Talks

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium invites its members to attend Keeper Connection, a free program featuring a Zoo employee speaker each month. Speakers will include representatives from various departments such as zookeepers, scientists, veterinarians, horticulturists and executive level staff.  Keeper Connection takes place in Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion’s auditorium the third Tuesday of each month September through May from 12 to 1 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

Free Admission to Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park for Veterans on Veterans Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Widlife Safari Park are pleased to offer free gate admission to all active military members, veterans and their immediate families on Veterans Day.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be open on Sunday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m.  Exhibit buildings close at 5 p.m. This is the ninth year that Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has honored veterans with free admission.  Wildlife Safari Park,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

Zoo Partners with the University of Nebraska State Museum For Free Virtual Educational Experience

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is partnering with the University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall for a free virtual educational experience, “Elephants in America! Past, Present and Future!” on Thursday, November 8. More than 100 registrants have signed up for the program, making up approximately four thousand participants nationwide including 54 counties within Nebraska. This one-day virtual learning opportunity is free to educators across the country. Viewers... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Cristian Samper to Speak at the Zoo

Registration is now open for this year’s third and final conservation-based program in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Nancy Armitage Wildlife Lecture Series. Dr. Cristián Samper, CEO and President of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), will speak on Thursday, December 6 at 6:45 p.m. Dr. Samper is a scientist and international authority on conservation biology and understanding the Earth’s most precious ecosystems. His career has been dedicated to... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018