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Claire, a 12-year-old elephant at Omaha"s zoo, is pregnant and due in 2022

2021-03-19 - Omaha, United States.

Claire will give birth to a roughly 200-pound bundle of joy in late January or February next year. Callee, the baby’s father, came to Omaha about two years ago from the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama. The news is good for the zoo’s seven-elephant herd, said Dennis Pate, CEO and executive director of the zoo. It will allow the animals to maintain their herd.


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Zoo CEO and executive director Dennis Pate stands in front of the 29,000 square foot elephant family quarters, will open soon. The zoo is expected to receive six elephants from Swaziland in the coming months

Elephants could be at Henry Doorly Zoo at years end

2015-11-12 - Omaha, United States.

The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium filed a permit, along with its partner zoos in Wichita and Dallas, to bring a total of 18 elephants to the U.S. from Swaziland, six of which would head to Omaha. They filed the report in November 2014 and it opened for public comment earlier this month. Members of the public have until Nov. 23 to provide feedback to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before a decision is made on whether to allow the import.


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Elephant Shenga Sad, Will Move After Friend Maliaka"s Death

2010-11-15 - Omaha, United States.

Her friend Maliaka dead, Shenga will now head to a new home. The female African elephant will move to a new zoo early next year, according to a news release from the Henry Doorly Zoo: "The decision to move Shenga comes after the death of Maliaka, a 47-year-old elderly female elephant who lived with her."


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Dr. Lee Simmons, director of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo since 1970, explains future expansion plans for the zoo during the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting at the Mid-America Center Tuesday. The zoo will acquire the prop-erty that

Zoo director has mammoth plans

2008-09-24 - Omaha, United States. TIM JOHNSON

Henry Doorly Zoo's director, Dr. Lee Simmons envisions an arctic environment, elephant center and other specialized areas, he told chamber members at a luncheon Tuesday at the Mid-America Center. "Right now, we've got room for three adult and a bull stall," he said. "But once a year, the bull goes into lust; and when a bull goes into lust, nobody wants to be around it, except a female elephant," he said. "Our plan right now, we would be able to hold 10, 12, 14 elephants. We would become a player...


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Elephant stole the show in "83 production

2008-03-30 - Omaha, United States.

Opera Omaha's 1983 production of "Aida" will long be remembered for its elephant "stampede." More than 7,000 people packed the Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum for the opening night performance that year to see a spectacle that was supposed to include a parade of elephants, leopards and other animals. But one of the elephants, a 6-ton pachyderm named Toto, got a little too close to the audience. Toto was waiting for his cue to walk onstage for the Act 2 triumphal march. A platform was mounted on his back so ...


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5 Headlines about Elephants from Omaha2021-03-19 - Omaha, United States - Claire, a 12-year-old elephant at Omaha"s zoo, is pregnant and due in 2022 2015-11-12 - Omaha, United States - Elephants could be at Henry Doorly Zoo at years end 2010-11-15 - Omaha, United States - Elephant Shenga Sad, Will Move After Friend Maliaka"s Death 2008-09-24 - Omaha, United States - Zoo director has mammoth plans 2008-03-30 - Omaha, United States - Elephant stole the show in "83 production

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