About $40,000 was raised at the fifth annual Brew at the Zoo benefit, a zoo official said.
A pygmy hippo calf was introduced to Omaha on Friday morning. The male hippo, named Silas by his keepers, was born April 30 and is finally going on display in the Lied Jungle at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
A ton has changed in the past eight years at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, and there’s still plenty new to come. Here's what's there now and what's coming at the zoo.
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There have been a few daring escapes at the zoo over the years, some of them quite adorable.
Henry Doorly zookeepers carried the zoo's newest king penguin chick into the penguin exhibit for the first time on Thursday.
A 4-month-old king penguin hatched at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium this winter. After being raised by hand off-exhibit, the new chick is ready to make its debut.
Once a month in June, July and August, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha is hosting an adult swim-style after-hours Thirsty Thursday event for folks 21 and older.
On Sunday, during the 11 a.m. Birds of Flight show at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, a green- winged macaw named Cayenne spotted something strange bubbling toward the zoo.
The exploits of the animals, living on a man-made island, provided colorful copy for Omaha’s newspaper writers, embarrassed city officials and sparked a public debate about responsible spending as the country slogged through economic depression.
Omaha’s zoo is asking its neighbors to keep an eye out for a green-winged macaw named Cayenne, which took flight during a show.
The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari’s member days will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The park is on the east side of Interstate 80's Exit 426.
Omaha’s king of the jungle has recorded for posterity his lifetime of “zoo memories and animal stories.”
On May 24, the Omaha zoo opened the first phase of Asian Highlands, an 8-acre, $22 million exhibit on a previously undeveloped hillside on the northern end of the grounds.
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The Asian Highlands area, featuring a red panda, Indian rhinos, Père David's deer and more, opened to the public Thursday at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
Through the years, Omaha's Henry Doorly zoo has cared for animals as large as elephants and as small as tree frogs, offering the public a broad look at the earth's biodiversity.
Birds of Flight shows feature more than 30 trained birds that fly over and into the audience. Some are allowed to fly beyond zoo grounds, but they always return.
The Asian Highlands, an 8-acre, $22 million project, is an immersion exhibit that mimics habitats found in the Himalayan Mountains, northern Indian grasslands and northeastern Chinese boreal forests.
Memorial Day Weekend is among the busiest times for the zoo, drawing as many as 60,000 attendees.
On Thursday, the Omaha zoo will open the first phase of Asian Highlands, an 8-acre, $22 million exhibit on a previously undeveloped hillside on the northern end of the grounds. Visitors will find plenty of critters who have already moved into the new space.
Two male and four female cheetah cubs now call Omaha home. They're the best success story to date for the zoo's breeding facility, which is considered among the best in the country.
The area will include seating for about 500 people near the Children's Adventure Trails and Alaskan Adventure exhibits, plus a semi-private nursing station and a sweets shop.
Omaha’s Indian rhinos did a whole lot of growing up this week.
USA Today’s 10Best Choice Travel Awards held a public vote online for the best zoo and best zoo exhibit throughout the month of April. Find out where Omaha's zoo ranked.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is helping move another elephant across the country, only this time, the elephant isn’t headed to Omaha.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and Zipline Brewing Co. are partnering on a new series of animal-themed beer, the sale of which will support conservation efforts for four zoo species.
A giant Olmec head in the zoo's Lied Jungle will be formally dedicated on Friday.
“This is an incredible milestone for our Zoo,” said Sue Lyons, director of membership and guest services in a statement.
Drea Hubbard was born last year outside the Holland Meadowlark Amphitheater, situated between Stingray Beach and the Cat Complex.
Making meals for animals is an ongoing process that involves dozens of people and thousands of pounds of food.
Sharks and penguins attract enthusiastic crowds at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, but those aqua-stars need housekeeping help from "underwater custodians." That's what Mitch Carl, curator of aquatics, calls the stable of 40 to 60 volunteers who take turns donning scuba gear and diving into the tanks to keep things looking spiffy.
Bam Bam, who was born in Omaha in November 1987, will leave Omaha to free up space in Durham Bear Canyon for a new project.
Gone is the Imax screen, which measured 61 feet high and 83 feet long. In its place is a new 3-D 4K system with a screen 41 feet high and 75 feet long.
The park will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for 2018 is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5.50 for children ages 3-11.
The redesigned space, Carousel Plaza, will open in spring 2019, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium announced Monday.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s newest exhibit is a muddy construction site now, but in two months, it could become a gateway to eastern Asia.
It’s a gift from Xalapa, Omaha’s sister city in Mexico, and it’s called “El Rey,” meaning “The King.”
It’s 8 feet long, it eats other lizards and its name means “giant lizard spirit.” And Omaha’s zoo is one of only three in the U.S. to have one.
New railings are being installed in the high-profile exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. The old railings had glass panels at the bottom, restricting the species of birds that the Jungle could exhibit.
Omaha has a red panda again, and earlier than expected.
The theater will close on Jan. 15 for renovations, then reopen on March 30.
In a report published today, a team of zoo scientists, in collaboration with a few others, described a new species of lemur, the 24th new lemur species Omaha zoo scientists have described since 2006.
Only about 45 of these cats are in American zoos, and only 15 females are considered quality candidates for breeding. The captive population has suffered from a high incidence of kidney disease, and the wild population is declining, now classified as "vulnerable."
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is using discarded Christmas trees as playthings for zoo animals.
HoHo and Cupcake, a 28-year-old male and female couple, arrived around noon on Thursday in Topeka, Kansas, where they'll live in a former gorilla enclosure at the city's zoo.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium relocated a jaguar and an Amur leopard to a wildlife sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, earlier this month. Each were the last of their species at the zoo.
As many as six children ages 12 and under can visit the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for free on Saturday and Sunday with each adult paid admission.
With him in the tank were a few of his helpers, including Mrs. Claus, a pointy-eared elf, a Christmas angel and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium asked visitors to submit suggestions for the baby’s name at the giraffe barn in the African Grasslands.
Easton Fiala wants to “adopt” every animal in the zoo’s ZooMama/ZooDaddy program by next Friday. The program enables the public to symbolically adopt an animal by contributing $25 or more to an animal care fund.
Last year, the zoo hit the 2 million mark for the first time in its history on Nov. 29, with attendance boosted by the opening of its largest and most expensive exhibit, the African Grasslands.
A New Home for LoLo
The African Grasslands exhibit is a beautiful new home for wildlife at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. But the zoo's littlest giraffe, LoLo, wasn't sure she wanted to move into her new neighborhood. The World-Herald's Chris Peters tells how LoLo learned that moving can mean new adventures and new friends. To preview the book and order, visit the OWH Store.
Be Brave, Little Elephant
Former World-Herald reporter Carol Bicak tells the story of Emmett the elephant, a stuffed toy in need of repair. He's afraid of a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo's teddy bear hospital, but the zoo's animals tell how doctors have helped them. Emmett learns that a visit to the doctor is nothing to fear. To preview the book and order, visit the OWH Store.
The Littlest Lion
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo celebrated the birth of five lion cubs, the first born at the zoo since 1994. But the smallest of the cubs, Zuri, faced challenges from the start. Former World-Herald reporter Carol Bicak tells how the littlest lion in the litter survived and thrived in a special family. To preview the book and order, visit the OWH Store.