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Henry Doorly Zoo



The Henry Doorly Zoo is located in Omaha, Nebraska. It was established as Riverview Park in 1894. By 1952, it had grown enough that the Omaha Zoological Society was created to manage it. The zoo was renamed the Henry Doorly Zoo following a 1963 donation from Margaret Hitchcock Doorly. By the early 21st century, the Henry Doorly Zoo was considered to be among the top zoos in the world.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Omaha Zoo Foundation Films

 Collection — Reel: 1-170
Identifier: MSS-0046
Content Description The Omaha Zoo Foundation films include over 170 films documenting animals and zoos in the mid-twentieth century. The films include coverage of various animals, construction at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, as well as a small number of other U.S. zoos. Animals documented included a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish with well-known animals like Casey, a gorilla who came to Omaha from Minnesota’s Como Zoo in the 1960s, featured. Other primates as well as hoofstock and...
Dates: circa 1955-1980

Omaha Zoo Foundation Films

 Digital Collection
Identifier: MSS0046_000X