Category: Omaha Zoo


These photo’s where taken in early March 2016.  The Henry Doorly Zoo was in the finishing phases of major upgrade.  Not only has the zoo imported a family of Elephants, they have helped provide a home for elephants that likely would have been poached in their native homeland.  Though it is said that there is still a market for ivory, it is heartwarming to know that there are people and places like Henry Doorly, who are working to provide a safe home for these majestic animals.   In honor of elephants of past, there is a new Bronze statue of a North American Mammoth, that can be seen near the newly remodeled pond near the sea lion area.

 

I will soon be posting July images of this same general area, to include the new remodeled outdoor elephant area, as well as the new lion mountain area.

Just when you thought the Henry Doorly Zoo cannot get better, it does!

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I know it has been awhile since the last post, but that does not mean we have not been visiting the Zoo on occasion.  Well, we were there in August and then in September made it out to the Zoofarie.  Only three trips to the zoo this year and a couple more out the the Zoofarie.  The great thing is we never feel like we have to see everything in one day.  It’s always nice to feel unrushed and able to just enjoy!

It was very crowded and busy in the primate building on the weekend we stopped in for our visit.

It was very crowded and busy in the primate building on the weekend we stopped in for our visit.

It is hard to get up close the building was so packed.

It is hard to get up close the building was so packed.

What do small kids and apes have in common?  I can tell you they all love cardboard boxes!

What do small kids and apes have in common? I can tell you they all love cardboard boxes!

Watching the gorilla watch the people, who did not even notice him up above, made everything just that more interesting.

Watching the gorilla watch the people, who did not even notice him up above, made everything just that more interesting.

Now that's a Fish!

Now that’s a Fish!