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Dr. Lee Simmons, director of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo since 1970, explains future expansion plans for the zoo during the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting at the Mid-America Center Tuesday. The zoo will acquire the prop-erty that
Dr. Lee Simmons, director of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo since 1970, explains future expansion plans for the zoo during the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting at the Mid-America Center Tuesday. The zoo will acquire the prop-erty that


2008-09-24 - Omaha, United States , TIM JOHNSON

Henry Doorly Zoo's director, Dr. Lee Simmons envisions an arctic environment, elephant center and other specialized areas, he told chamber members at a luncheon Tuesday at the Mid-America Center. "Right now, we've got room for three adult and a bull stall," he said. "But once a year, the bull goes into lust; and when a bull goes into lust, nobody wants to be around it, except a female elephant," he said. "Our plan right now, we would be able to hold 10, 12, 14 elephants. We would become a player...



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