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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

Free Admission to Children at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission to children, under the age of 12, on Saturday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 24. Each adult visitor with paid admission will be allowed free admittance for up to six children.  “The Zoo is happy to extend this holiday gift to the children in our community,” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “We hope they will kick off their holiday break at the Zoo, where... Read More
at Monday, Dec 18, 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

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