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Posted on: January 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Bison Viewing Experience

Bison Viewing Experience - Norman

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On Tuesday, January 4, Hutchinson City Council unanimously approved a plan to develop a bison viewing area in the Hutchinson Zoo. The bison viewing will continue the renovation of the south end of the Zoo, adjacent to the new otter exhibit which opened in October of 2020. This project will allow Zoo guests to see bison up-close and provide viewing of the adjacent pronghorn and white-tailed deer.

Dan and Shirley Power donated their hand-raised 15-year-old male bison, Norman, to the Zoo collection in September 2021. After conversations with Zoo leadership about creating a bison viewing and feeding experience for Zoo guests, Mr. Power has committed to donating funding to cover the area’s construction. Hutchinson FOTZ will raise the remaining $80,000 over the next two years to complete this project.

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