Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo in United States

Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

Address 3701 S 10th St
Zip-code 68107
Place Omaha
Country United States
Website Website

Directors-2022: Dennis Pate (director)
2022: Luis Padilla (director)

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Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: Sarah Armstrong
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2022-08-23

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Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo, located at 3701 S 10th St, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States , was founded in 1894.

Living elephants

At the Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo lives 10 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Amandra born 2023-08-07
  2. Claire born 2009
  3. Eugenia born 2022-01-07
  4. Hondo born 2024-02-18
  5. Jayei born 1993?
  6. Kiki born 2004
  7. Lolly born 2012?
  8. Mopani born 2023-03-02
  9. Omma born 2011?
  10. Sonny born 2022-01-30

Comments / picturesThe zoo originally began in 1894 as Riverview Park Zoo. Just four years later it had over 120 animals. In 1952, the Omaha Zoological Society was created with aims to improve the zoo.

In 1963, Margaret Hitchcock Doorly donated $750,000 (approximately $4.5 million in 2005 dollars). In doing so, she stipulated that the zoo be renamed in memory of her late husband, Henry Doorly, chairman of the World Publishing Company.

Union Pacific helped the zoo lay down 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of track in 1968 with the inaugural run of the Omaha Zoo Railroad made on July 22, 1968.

The Lied Jungle opened on April 4, 1992 at a cost of $15 million. It is the largest indoor rainforest in the world; it occupies an 80 foot tall building that spans 1.5 acres and is located just inside the main entrance.

2022: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has named Dr. Luis Padilla as its next president and CEO. Padilla, who turns 48 on Monday, will replace Dennis Pate after Pate retires later this year. Padilla’s first day at the Omaha zoo will be Nov. 14.

References for records about Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2021-03-19Claire, a 12-year-old elephant at omaha's zoo, is pregnant and due in 2022 - Elephant News

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