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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:20 am
by nebugeater
skinzfan23 wrote:Wow that is crazy for a mid-February day! I am off on Monday and planning on taking the kids, hopefully not that busy then.



It will likely be worse as the weather will still be nice and it is a Holiday for many people.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:04 am
by skinzfan23
A total of 13,990 people visited the zoo yesterday. That has to be equal or more than some summer days.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:25 pm
by kb97
Here are some iPhone photos I took of the progress on the Adventure Trails yesterday, they seem to be moving along well. First time posting so here http://imgur.com/a/iifDc is the album link if they don't show up correctly

{Admin Edit: We corrected the links for you}


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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:15 am
by Brad
The Omaha Zoo now has a Baby Gorilla.

Omaha Zoo on Twitter wrote:Image

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:43 am
by HR Paperstacks
USA Today has a poll out for best zoo. HDZ is currently #1.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:07 am
by nebraska
Just voted.

I'm going on the 17th for the first time in maybe 10 years (whenever the Hubbard was under construction). The place will seem about 50% new to me, so I better pace myself walking around.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:11 am
by Brad
nebraska wrote:I'm going on the 17th for the first time in maybe 10 years (whenever the Hubbard was under construction). The place will seem about 50% new to me, so I better pace myself walking around.


LOL, it will seem way more new that that! Even areas that aren't new have really been spruced up in the past few years. I think you will be amazed at the transformation.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:55 pm
by Omaha Cowboy
HR Paperstacks wrote:USA Today has a poll out for best zoo. HDZ is currently #1.


Well, I just cast my vote for HDZ :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:18 pm
by Linkin5
Voted. Also, make sure to buy your Zoo season passes now, they go up in price the closer to summer it gets.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:33 pm
by HR Paperstacks
HR Paperstacks wrote:USA Today has a poll out for best zoo. HDZ is currently #1.

We've moved down to #2 :(
Remember, you can vote once a day!

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:00 am
by Brad
1 year later, elephants have made Omaha zoo their home – but staff doesn't want them to lose their wild side

http://www.omaha.com/living/zoo/year-la ... f9e98.html

By Chris Peters / World-Herald staff writer wrote:In the year since elephants arrived at Omaha’s zoo, they have grown into a unified social group, and each elephant is further along in training than zoo officials expected them to be at this point.

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:14 am
by skinzfan23
Here are a few pictures from the World Herald of the new exhibit:

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Amphitheater:
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Windows inside the building with animals that are native to Nebraska:
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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:43 pm
by Spatial77
Looks like the Zoo is moving ahead with the Asian Highlands exhibit. The site plan review was approved last fall (although the city permits site does not show it as done). A World Hearld article from Feb. 26 noted "Construction of the next big exhibit of the master plan, the Asian Highlans, is scheduled to start this spring."

The other big clue is that the Zoofari 2017 scheduled for September 15, 2017, is titled "Night of the Tiger".

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:51 pm
by Spatial77
And so it begins: Plumbing permit pulled last Wednesday for storm sewers. First inspection done today "3/20/2017 40 foot of 18 inch SDR sleeved under track of Asian adventures. 40 foot of 8 inch PVC for panda enclosure from manhole tap." By the way the "panda" would be Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens), not the iconic Giant Panda.