As you are walking into the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History there is a thank you sign, it thanks people for visiting in addition to supporting their cause, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is open 361 mornings a year.
There are more than 1000 animals from 137 species.
This includes 24 animals that are on the endangered species list. The Great Plains zoo is over 45 acres with up-close views to animals not normally found in the larger zoos. These animals include Bears, tigers, primates, rhinos, an award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit, in addition to giraffes, however along with the live animals they also have the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. The museum houses a collection of 150 mounted animals that includes 38 ‘vanishing species’. The first time I was in the zoo, I was overwhelmed with everything I was seeing. I could not believe all the wild animals I could see. I was a bit put-off by the mounted animals. I thought it was cruel in addition to inhuman, but when I was told they were found dead, or killed. After coming here for a couple of years, I knew I wanted to work here. They had some hired employees, in addition to I was willing to be a guide, if that is all they offered. I have no problem telling people who are new to the part that the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is a must-see… Maybe someday they’ll realize what a fantastic employee I could be in addition to hire me. I thought it may be because I was almost seventy, but they do have a sign on the wall that says they don’t discriminate.