THIS SUNDAY: Dr. Alex Antoniou, founder of Fins Attached Marine Research And Conservation, will share the progress the organization has made on the devastating decline in shark species around the world, specifically with great whites.

A lot has happened since his last visit, so please join us in the Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium this Sunday, March 26, at noon to learn more.

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Twelve of our Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair competitors are headed to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, April 20. Congratulations to all of our qualifiers, as well as our David Dow Award of Merit and first-ever Aurietha Hoesing Excellence in STEM Award recipients!

Senior Division (Grades 9 – 12):
• Tara Murray, Zoo Academy:...
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The meerkat mob is checking in…

Have you voted for “Best Zoo” or “Best Safari Park” in USA TODAY 10Best's Readers' Choice Travel Awards yet?

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Vote for us and Wildlife Safari Park every day before time’s up on Monday, March 27 at 11 a.m.

(Photo by: Kristi McGrath, senior keeper - Desert Dome/mammals)
Love the Zoo? Get your very own license plate through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles: [ Link ]

This specialty plate is available to Nebraska drivers for a $70 annual fee. Please note: It is classified as an organizational plate and cannot be customized.
Let your child’s imagination run wild with the Zoo as their classroom! Now accepting applications for our #LittleLionsPreschool and an all-new, full-day Pre-K program...

Join our pride or get more information here: [ Link ]
Dr. Alex Antoniou, founder of Fins Attached, will talk once again about the progress the organization has made on the devastating decline in shark species around the world, specifically with the great white shark. A lot has happened since his last visit to the Zoo!

Attendance to Dr. Antoniou's presentation is free for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with paid Zoo...
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Dr. Alex Antoniou with Fins Attached

Happy International Day of Forests! Here's an update from the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership crew on their planting efforts this month. Be sure to "like" our team's Facebook page to follow their progress. #SavingSpecies
ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO: Don't forget to vote us "Best Zoo" in USA TODAY 10Best's Readers' Choice Travel Awards. Voting ends next Monday, March 27 at 11 a.m. Limit is one vote per day!

Here's the current top of the leaderboard:

1. St. Louis Zoo
2. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
3. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
4. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
5. San Diego Zoo

Vote - Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium - Best Zoo Nominee: 2017 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
Happy #Caturday! Silly Payson...

(Photo by: Ryan Whisney, senior keeper - cats and bears)
Good morning! Rise and shine...

(Photo by: Kelly Goodyear, hoofstock keeper)
What a week for conservation! Together, as a community, we were able to raise $14,208 for the critically endangered vaquita. While the fight has only just begun, we leave you with this:

“When your grandchildren ask us what we did when the vaquita was on extinction’s doorstep, we’ll be able to say, we stepped up, provided leadership and did everything possible to save them! And hopefully,...
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Getting our St. Paddy's Day on!

(Photos by: Hilary Merkwan, cats and bears keeper)
CLASSES TOMORROW: Head, shoulders, knees, toes and anything that goes is the topic of our upcoming “From Head to Toe” classes for kids ages 3 – 6.

Think like a biologist to uncover how and why animals move the way they move by examining the anatomy of animals that climb, fly, hop, swim and slither. Register online: [ Link ]

*Ages 3-4: Saturday, March 18 from 10-11 a.m.
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Dr. Cheryl Morris is live at Alaskan Adventure. Such exciting news to share on this beautiful day! What conservation-related questions do you have for us?

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THIS AFTERNOON: Dr. Cheryl Morris will be live on Facebook at 3 p.m. today. She'll be down at Alaskan Adventure to reveal a special announcement—the final update on how much we’ve raised to help save your new favorite animal, the vaquita—and answer any conservation-related questions you might have (so make sure you bring some!). Plus, if you’ve never been to the splash pad, tune in to get a...
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You know, it’s been a mighty long week! How about some good ole’ Yoga in the Aquarium to take your mind off things?


When you’re done, you don’t even have to leave the Zoo.

Admission for the day is included in the registration fee: $20 for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $22 for non-members.

Spring sessions kick off this weekend from 9 –...
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The American Association of Zoo Keepers – Omaha Chapter is hosting the 7th Annual Race Against Extinction…Footprints for the Future on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center, near Mt. Crescent in Iowa.


Participate in a challenging four-mile trail run or join in on a one-mile, two-mile or stroller-friendly nature hike.

Post-race food and...
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7th Annual Race Against Extinction Footprints for the Future

This little guy—he has a name!

Meet Kgosi (pronounced kuh-go-see), which means “a king.” Thank you to 13-year-old Aven Cramer of Omaha for the name. And thank you to ALL of you. Because of your help, we are able to donate about $300 to Gorilla Fund International to assist them with their conservation efforts.

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And we're back - connection restored!

Dr. Cheryl Morris and keepers Wendy Hirniak and Sarah Stoltenberg are on the topics of vaquita conservation, wildlife trafficking and the AAZK Omaha Chapter with our animal ambassadors Tiel, the yellow-collared macaw, and Watson.
Grab your lunch! Dr. Cheryl Morris is back and we hope you're tuning in. Today's the last day to give to the #SaveTheVaquita project online. She'll be discussing a new, interesting conservation topic AND joining us, some special guests: Wendy Hirniak, lead keeper in Expedition Madagascar. The others are a surprise!