HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Zoo posted on social media over the weekend that their bison now have access to their new yard.
The new bison and deer viewing expansion is not yet completed, but the zoo still wanted to share with some behind-the-scenes pictures of the bison exploring the new space.
The zoo said this training space will allow them to accomplish new goals with the aging herd. With all hoofstock, especially as they age, good hoofcare is essential to the wellbeing of their joints. This new space will allow the keepers better access to our herd for training the hoof trim behaviors they need as well as access to them for wellness visits with the vet.
Additionally, this new training space will be used for private animal encounters that patrons can book with the zoo. This experience will get you up close with the herd for a moment you'll never forget.
Contact the zoo at (620) 694-2672 or online at http://hutchinsonzoo.org/.