We’re opening at 9 a.m., say what?

That’s right! Through Monday, February 20, enter the Zoo an hour early in celebration of the beautiful weather, the holiday weekend, state wrestling and anything else that gives you a reason to come visit. #Caturday

(Photo by: Ryan Whisney, senior keeper – cats and bears)
More than 3,600 people entered the Zoo in the first 45 minutes of opening today! We were ready then and we’ll be more than ready for you this weekend.

To accommodate the expected attendance, the Zoo will open at 9 a.m., one hour earlier, this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We have guest services staff in place to accommodate an easy and quick entry for our guests. We have also...
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It's a zoo out there! Please allow extra time for parking this morning but also, to enjoy this beautiful weather.
Happy 41st Birthday, Betty!

Our docent Rosemary made a special sheet cake with items found in Betty’s diet for her and her island mates. The base of the cake is made up primarily of nutrient-rich grains with mashed-up bananas, diced apple, unsweetened applesauce, a dusting of ground-up browse biscuits and a touch of honey. The frosting is a sweet potato paste.
Introducing to you, for the very first time, our newest additions: two Southern rockhopper chicks!

Our keepers are looking for names. Visit the Antarctic penguin habitat through Thursday, February 23 to enter your suggestions. Male and female names are being accepted.

Did you know? Southern rockhoppers are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to fisheries,...
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More from yesterday’s Valentine’s Day enrichment festivities. And because you should spread the love year-round. We ❤ you, Zoo friends!

(Photos by: Melissa Pollock, senior great apes keeper)
The elephant in the room… Clover did it!

Truth is: This North American porcupine ❤ her paper mâché.

(Photos by: Sarah Stoltenberg, Interactive Animal Programs keeper – Wild Kingdom Pavilion) #HappyValentinesDay
We ❤ endangered species!

Did you know? Of the 20 Amur tiger breeding recommendations recently made, our Zoo was one of only two success stories.

We actively support the Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP), which works with zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums across North America to:

• Maintain sustainable, genetically diverse tiger assurance populations to...
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Happy Valentine's Day!

Can anyone guess the one reptile that can truly melt your ❤❤❤? #ReptileTuesday

(Photo by: Dylan Ray, reptiles and amphibians keeper - Desert Dome/Kingdoms of the Night)
This warm weather has us seeing stripes! Bernice, Minnie and Gertrude were out enjoying the spring ☀ sunshine ☀ today.

(Photo by: Kelly Goodyear, hoofstock keeper)
Not to take your mind off of this beautiful weather we’ve been having, but the tiger cubs the other day—of all places to play! #Caturday

(Video by: Hilary Merkwan, cats and bears keeper)
How hiring for guest services positions!

Apply now at OmahaZoo.com: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Or hit "share" to pass along to your family and friends.

Must be 16 years of age or older, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and just ready to have a good ole' time. Because with every admission package you sell. Every food item prepared and served. Every public pathway cleaned and cleared. Every...
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60-plus-degree weather today? Those are mud-wallowing words!

(Photo of Newton the white rhino by: Kelly Goodyear, hoofstock keeper)
TODAY ONLY: Call our Education Department at (402) 738-2092 by 4 p.m. today to receive 40% off of our Jungle Fever classes tomorrow, February 11, and next Saturday, February 18.

Join us for a special trek through the Lied Jungle in search of the animals that inhabit the Asian, African and South American rainforests, like this little one learning to swing—an endangered white-handed gibbon...
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How hiring for guest services positions!

Apply now at OmahaZoo.com: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Or hit "share" to pass along to your family and friends.

Must be 16 years of age or older, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and just ready to have a good ole' time. Because with every admission package you sell. Every food item prepared and served. Every public pathway cleaned and cleared. Every...
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And now ladies and gentlemen, a few words from the “hardest working zookeeper in show business.”

Only a limited number of seats remain for night one of #LoveAtTheZoo this Friday, February 10. A lovely dinner. Dessert. Champagne. Two free drink tickets to our cash bar. Special animal encounters. PUH-LEN-TY of romance. What’s not to love?

Jump on it here: [ Omahazoo.com Link ]

Event is for...
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This Aussie tends to get upstaged by and often mistaken for its better-known, blue-tongued cousin. But we'll see about that!

Can you name this week's #ReptileTuesday species spotlight?

(Photo by: Dylan Ray, reptiles and amphibians keeper - Desert Dome/Kingdoms of the Night)
“We have hilltops that were completely barren—they had mostly ferns before—and now they have trees and lemurs in it.”

How Zoo scientists are establishing one of the largest and most successful reforestation programs in the world to restore habitats for endangered lemurs.

Dr. Edward Louis Jr., the Zoo's director of conservation genetics, and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, also...
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Henry Doorly Zoo team plays key role in restoring lemur habitat in Madagascar

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Danielle and Scarlet are ready to reveal our #SuperBowlSunday prediction and share a very important message to all of you football fans out there.

Scarlet is an Eclectus parrot who knows a thing or two about recycling. She’s been given two items: a plastic water bottle and a snack bar wrapper. Let’s see if she knows where they go. The team-labeled bin Scarlet drops the plastic water bottle...
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When your hiding game is on point...

(Photo by: Ryan Whisney - senior keeper, cats and bears) #Caturday