Category Archives: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Groundbreaking Training Program for Medical Procedures Improves Animal Welfare

 Western lowland gorillas at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are part of an innovative training program to teach them to voluntarily participate in echocardiograms. Countless hours of training by animal care staff have led to gorillas at Omaha’s Henry … Continue reading

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Senators Ben Nelson and Jerry Moran “Stand Tall” For Zoos and Aquariums

A lot of hard work goes into caring for animals in managed settings, initiating and implementing conservation projects to protect threatened and endangered species in their native habitats, conducting wildlife research and educating the 175 million visitors who stream through … Continue reading

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505 Wyoming Toad Tadpoles Released in Wyoming

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium successfully hatched 520 critically endangered Wyoming toad tadpoles. 505 tadpoles were shipped to Wyoming in early June for release with other tadpoles produced at other institutions.  The remaining tadpoles were kept by the Omaha … Continue reading

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Rocket Stoves, Lemurs and Reforestation

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and its Malagasy affiliate, the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership NGO, are helping to improve people’s lives in Kianjavato, Madagascar, while facilitating the preservation of forest fragments that sustain important populations of the critically endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur … Continue reading

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