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 and supporting their cause.
The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is open 361 days 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, and giraffes. 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 couldn’t believe all the wild animals I could see. I was a bit put-off by the mounted animals. I thought it was cruel and 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, and I was willing to be a guide, if that is all they offered. I have no problem telling people who are new to the area that the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is a must-see. Maybe someday they’ll realize what a good employee I could be and 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.