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Simmons Aviary reopens in Omaha zoo

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 5:07 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha’s feathered friends have a new home at Henry Doorly Zoo. The Simmons Aviary officially reopened today.

The renovation provides a comfortable bird-watching experience for birders big and small. The 1.3-acre outdoor space currently boasts 250 birds, with more species added seasonally.

There are new educational graphics encouraging interaction and of course, the flamingos are center stage.

We’re not blushing—we’re just excited to see you! Lee G. Simmons Aviary will open to the public today. Take a loop...

Posted by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Friday, July 23, 2021

“It’s amazing, it’s really great to be here to see all the different kinds to open kids’ eyes. I think even more to getting into raising our own flocks at home it’s really amazing,” said Dona Lowry of Almena, Kansas.

“They’re really weird with their noise, squack squack. They honk, makes noises dancing dancing,” said six-year-old Ellie Mahler.

The sisters all wore their flamingo-colored outfits unintentionally. But they did come just to see the birds today and share a little impromptu flamingo dance.

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