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Omaha World Herald

No injuries are reported after one of the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's largest residents escaped from its enclosure.  Officials say Jontu the Indian rhino was found in front of its enclosure on a behind-the-scenes path behind the aviary yesterday afternoon after going through a gate that was not properly locked.  Zookeepers used motor vehicles to barricade the animal, and apples and other tactics to entice it back into its enclosure.  Guests, students and staff were taken to a secure location while the rhino was on the loose.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the names of its newest additions, two snow leopard cubs.

 The zoo says the male cub is named "Valens," and the female cub is named "Kennedi." The names were chosen by donors at the zoo's Zoofari fundraiser event. The cubs have been introduced to their new habitat in the Asian Highlands enclosure at the zoo. The pair were born May 22 at the zoo to mother, 5-year-old Rosemary, and 10-year-old Pasha.

Zoo To Display Snow Leopard Cubs

Sep 10, 2019

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha is about to show two of its newest residents.   The two Snow Leopard cubs were born at the zoo on May 22nd and will briefly go on display today at 10:00 a.m. when they are weighed.  Zoo officials say the cubs and their mother are not quite ready for viewing, but they hope to make them available for public display in the near future.

50 Years of "Doc"

Nov 30, 2016
Omaha Zoo Foundation

Dr. Lee "Doc" Simmons Simmons started working at the then-named Henry Doorly Zoo in 1966 as a resident veterinarian, becoming the Zoo's director in 1970. He retired from that position in 2009 and serves today as chairman of the Omaha Zoo Foundation. In a conversation with Michael Lyon, he looks back at the last 50 years.