Visitors to the Wildlife Safari Park now can get a bird's eye view of some of the wildlife at the park.
A 28-foot-tall tower that once held news media and their cameras at Rosenblatt Stadium was preserved by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and hauled out to the wildlife park.
It has been transformed into the Crane Meadows Viewing Tower, accessible by crossing a bridge over a small creek. A boardwalk and deck extend over the water.
Sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, herons, shorebirds and other waterfowl will be on display daily to anyone on the tower.
Werner Trucking provided transportation for the tower. Funding from the Cass County Visitor Improvement Fund helped finance the project.
Wildlife Safari Park is near Ashland. Take Interstate 80 to Exit 426. The park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October.