Discovered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in the northeast part of the state, the underweight male cub was initially taken to the Simmons Safari Park near Ashland.
The auburn-colored calf born May 11 can be seen roaming Bison Plains with its mom and herd at the Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium will have to settle for second best this year.
The zoo is now open from 10-4, with buildings open until 5 p.m.
Last week, the zoo broke ground on a tiger breeding facility at its Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari in Ashland. The facility is similar to the zoo’s cheetah breeding space, which has been a success since it opened in 2014.
Like its parent zoo, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s safari park in Ashland is a finalist in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2017 contest.
It’s the first time the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has broken the 2 million threshold, something fewer than a dozen American zoos do each year. To reward their lucky timing, the zoo gave the Keys family a prize package worth about $4,000.
Omaha’s zoo is the most-visited tourist attraction in Nebraska. But despite that success and a track record of building world-class exhibits, it doesn’t have the highest attendance in the country.
To celebrate, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium will serve up an ice-block cake filled with treats at 10:30 a.m.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is planning to overhaul its safari park near Ashland.
The $3.5 million park opened in June 1998, focusing on North American species. It now features animals such as bison, black bears, eagles, wolves, elk, deer and sandhill cranes. It is open seasonally from spring until fall and drew 143,668 attendees last year.
Jaime Wyant recently turned 32, and with the last year bringing a lot of changes for her and her family, she decided to create a list of items (big and small) to use as a rough guide of where to head going forward in her life. What is your bucket list for this year?
Thursday morning, the zoo had its 1 millionth visitor of the year, 35-year-old Gena Shafer of Box Elder, South Dakota. As a reward for being lucky No. 1 million this year, Gena — along with her husband, Joel, and children Gage, Jade and Jessa — went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo’s penguin and giraffe enclosures, met with keepers and animals near the Desert Dome and received a gift basket with a complimentary zoo membership, a gift card and other zoo-themed gifts.
Eight young gray wolf pups are breaking in their teeth at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari.