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As the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium counted down to its 2 millionth visitor for the year, a first, zoo Director Dennis Pate wondered about …

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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.

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