Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo increases precautions against bird flu, aviary remains closed

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Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 4:22 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium announced they have increased their precautions against bird flu.

According to the zoo, they have raised their precaution status from level three to four, out of five total levels. For level four, zookeepers are required to wear coveralls or Tyvek suits to enter bird areas.

The raise in precautions comes after Nebraska Game and Parks confirms they located an infected wild Canada goose at Carter Lake. The lake is within five miles of the zoo and requires an increased precaution level, according to their HPAI prevention and response plan.

The zoo’s aviary was closed in March due to increasing bird flu concerns.

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