The 7th Annual Race Against Extinction, Footprints for the Future presented by AAZK Omaha Chapter and Peak Performance - The Running Store is still on this evening. See you at Hitchcock Nature Center!

Tonight, all proceeds will benefit Komodo dragons in the wild.

Don't forget: You can still register to race or walk. Day-of registration is $40 for runners and $33 for walkers/hikers. Also,...
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The 7th Annual Race Against Extinction Footprints for the Future presented by
Bob Hasiak
Brett Gay
Tim Dolan
Happy #WorldTapirDay!

These odd-toed ungulates, relatives to horses and rhinoceros, are found in the forests and grasslands of Central and South America, as well as Southeast Asia.

Of the four species that exist—the Malayan, Baird’s, lowland and mountain tapir, all of which are endangered in the wild due to hunting and habitat loss—three can be seen at our Zoo: the Malayan and Baird’s...
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Happy WorldTapirDay These oddtoed ungulates relatives to horses and rhinoceros are found
Rob Weiss
Kristie Simonds Gaydos
Drew Zander
BREAKING GROUND: Set on an undeveloped eight acres inside the Zoo, the $20-million #AsianHighlands, currently under construction, will set along the main pathway just north of Simmons Aviary. After passing through an upper Himalayan temple ruin that will serve as the exhibit’s main entrance, guests will encounter red pandas, white-naped cranes, sloth bears, Amur tigers, snow leopards, takin,...
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BREAKING GROUND Set on an undeveloped eight acres inside the Zoo the
Cassandra Lipps
Natalie Mercer
Sara Unrein
Peanut butter apple cake with fresh fruit and pretzels? Don’t mind if I do! Hope you had a Happy 6th Birthday, Clover.

To supplement their natural diet, North American porcupines will leave their territory in search of salt. They’ll seek out aquatic plants, the roadside or wood-handled tools in your own garage just to find it.

So Clover can feed her craving, her keepers provide her with...
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Peanut butter apple cake with fresh fruit and pretzels Dont mind if
Erica Linke Adkins
Nick Mc
Sarah Guzman
Saturday, April 29 is #GirlScoutDay! Spend half the day at the Zoo and the other half at Lauritzen Gardens for one day full of animals, legos and garden adventures. Email scouts@OmahaZoo.com or call (402) 738-6908 to register. Complete details below.
Saturday April 29 is GirlScoutDay Spend half the day at the Zoo
Brittany Korensky
Ashley Partridge
Kristen Powell
European white storks are quite the architects. Just look at their large, elaborate nests!

Both of our pairs have built one. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can spot a nest in the African Grasslands with the giraffes and ostrich, along the ledge overlooking the Elephant Amphitheater. The other nest is inside Simmons Aviary at the foot of a large tree near the overlook on the northeast...
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European white storks are quite the architects Just look at their large elaborate nests
Diana Lindloff
Our job fair is tomorrow from 4 – 6 p.m. in Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant! Don’t forget to apply online beforehand: [ Bit.ly Link ]

More than 200 part-time Guest Services positions will be up for grabs in the following departments: catering, concessions, Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant, gift shop, grounds, the Lozier IMAX Theater, rides and ticketing.

Applicants must be at least 16 years or...
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Our job fair is tomorrow from 4 6 pm in Durhams TreeTops
Jade Bauer
Trinity Violet
Dianne Jorgensen Mapes
It’s #WorldPenguinDay! Show us how you “Claude.”

This is Claude by the way. He’s one of our Southern rockhopper penguins.
Jodi Hoatson
Deb Hofmann
Erik Sears
Some days, our animals aren't the only ones giving birth at the Zoo. Congratulations to Kymica Hubbard, who welcomed a healthy baby girl yesterday!
Nicholas Walker
Mike Lowis
Vina Snell
This could be you! Join us this Wednesday, April 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. in Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant for our job fair.

More than 200 part-time Guest Services positions will be up for grabs in the following departments: catering, concessions, Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant, gift shop, grounds, the Lozier IMAX Theater, rides and ticketing.

Apply online at least 24 hours prior to the fair here: [...
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This could be you Join us this Wednesday April 26 from 4
Kathi Phillips
Lacey Danell Queen
Amanda Kritzer
In celebration of #EarthDay, help us fill this Plastilite Corporation trailer to the brim with your unwanted EPS foam! Find it right outside of the Zoo’s main entrance until 3 p.m. today. Here’s what we can accept and how to properly prepare it for disposal:

Our friends at Plastilite, who visit the Zoo about once a week to pick up our own collection of EPS foam from our animal diets, will...
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In celebration of EarthDay help us fill this Plastilite Corporation trailer to
Susie Tyrakoski
Mary Shearer
Kristal Hankins
How many of you watched last night’s episode of Nature | PBS?

In case you missed it, watch it here: [ Pbs.org Link ]

Titled “Hotel Armadillo,” the episode highlighted the on-going conservation work of biologist Arnaud Desbiez, founder of the Projeto Tatu-Canastra/Giant Armadillo Project - Brazil, in the remote Pantanal, the largest tropical wetland in the world.

We'll actually be working...
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How many of you watched last night’s episode of Nature | PBS
Margaret C. Lenz
Linda Kruse
Gretchen Kahl
Our Earth Day celebration, #PartyforthePlanet, is this Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us for a day filled with conservation activities and know-how at various educational booths in the Wild Kingdom Pavilion and fun performances by Omaha Street Percussion.

Plastilite Corporation will also be joining us to collect your unwanted EPS foam. A Plastilite-branded trailer will situated...
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Our Earth Day celebration PartyforthePlanet is this Saturday April 22 from 9
Katie Halstead
Marie Wolf
Kiana Amber Segura
A cousin to the Komodo dragon, the Gray’s monitor is one of the largest lizards in Asia, growing up to five feet in length and weighing up to 20 pounds. Making it most unique is its diet, which consists primarily of ripe fruit.

Try to spot them all the next time you’re in Hubbard Orangutan Forest! Hint: There are two. #ReptileTuesday
A cousin to the Komodo dragon the Grays monitor is one of
Heidi Schoening
Lianne Degerness
Bob Hasiak
Toba Fahrer Hartmann
Happy Bat Appreciation Day!

Did you know? Nebraska is the 30th state to confirm the presence of white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that affects hibernating bats. The presence of the non-human threatening disease was confirmed in an abandoned mine in Cass County in 2015. Across the country, white-nose syndrome has killed more than six million bats. Due to their long median life...
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Happy Bat Appreciation Day Did you know Nebraska is the 30th state
Madison Fickel
Jan Brown
Catlin Samara
If you want to get your hands on this cool T-shirt, today's the last day to register. Prices go up tomorrow, too! Sign up here: [ Runsignup.com Link ]
If you want to get your hands on this cool Tshirt todays
#HappyEaster from Peeps and Company (a.k.a. Nettles)!

(Photos by: Amanda Knobbe, senior mammals keeper - Desert Dome, and Abby Hartzler, mammals keeper - Desert Dome)
HappyEaster from Peeps and Company aka Nettles
Amy 'Gardner' Herrick
Neon Emu
Julia Nawrocki
We heard some giraffe named April finally had her calf. (Congratulations, Animal Adventure Park!) And then we were reminded of this special birth back in November 2014, all six feet and 140 pounds of it. LoLo, you're still our favorite! #SavingSpecies

(Photos by: Josh Shandera and Kelly Goodyear, hoofstock keepers)
We heard some giraffe named April finally had her calf Congratulations Animal
Shelly Lesley
Desiree Irwin
Cindy Pickel
Happy #Caturday from Bud and Davis. See you out in the savanna...

(Photo by: Kelly Goodyear, hoofstock keeper)
Happy Caturday from Bud and Davis See you out in the savanna
Tracie Hoffmann
Mary Gallagher
Bob Hasiak