Safari is normally a term you would apply to to just about anywhere other than Nebraska, but thanks to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo it now does.
Just a short 30 minute drive Southwest of Omaha, high on a hill, back of the waters of the Platte River, you will find another branch of the Henry Doorly Zoo. Inside the containment fence you will find a Safari of sights to see from within the safety of your own vehicle. Starting your drive you will go past a herd of Elk. Leaving this particular Fields of Dreams, you go through a section containing White Tailed deer.
Leaving the Pelicans behind you continued on down the gravel road until you come upon a a large pull over area providing access to some foot trails into the surrounding hillsides.
Horned and Barn Owls are a few of the birds you will get a chance to get a look at.
But what lays ahead is an area in which your Safari trails will bring you up close and personal with a couple of the larger members of the Midwest’s selection of outdoor wildlife.
Walking past a Native American trial sign, you will see a family of Black Bears and a wild wolf pack. Seeing these animals up close, you will appreciate the very tall fences complete with barb-wire and electrified fencing along the top. They are there for a reason.
Did I mention that there are Moose and Buffalo yet to be seen. Ah, but that’s a discussion and perhaps a few photo’s for next time. So, feeling like getting away! Take a Safari in Nebraska, Thanks to the Henry Doorly Zoo Wildlife Safari!