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Category: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Wildlife Safari Park Opens Friday for Drive-Through Visitors

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season this Friday, March 27, with the daily hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Wildlife Safari Park will be limited to a drive-through experience only until April 30, 2020. Several areas will not be accessible by guests on foot including the hiking trails, Visitor Center, the Hands-On Corral, Eagle Aviary, and the Bison Overlook and Nature Play Area.  “All of us at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Vote Now for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park in 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Safari Park” in America. Asian Highlands at the Zoo has also been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. The public is being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.    The public has until Monday, April 12, at 11 a.m. to vote online. Each... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Mar 20, 2020

Bison Calf Born in May

The bison herd at Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland has grown by one—a calf born on May 27. Visitors can see the auburn-colored calf roaming Bison Plains with mom and the herd. Bison calves will turn dark brown a few months after birth, the same time their characteristic hump and horns start to grow. Since its opening in 1998, Wildlife Safari Park has played a key role in conserving bison and educating the public about the critical challenges impacting the native species—the... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Monday, Aug 5, 2019