For nearly three months, staff at the zoo have been working to move animals to new enclosures and strengthen one enclosure in order to provide a secure and safe home for two bear cubs.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contacted the zoo about taking in the brothers after they learned about their situation. The cubs’ mother was illegally killed by a black bear hunter in Wyoming. Her yearling cubs were with her at the time of her death. State and federal wildlife officials hoped the two orphan...
MITCHELL - Justin and Laurence Keller sit and tease each other after the Bunny Hopping competition at the Scotts Bluff County Fair. The boys competed for the time in the event, finishing with purple and blue ribbons.
Justin, 11, and Laurence, 8, hail from Lyman.
They have competed for several years in the Rabbit Showmanship and decided they wanted to expand their experiences.
“We just wanted to try something new,” Justin said.
Justin said he wasn’t nervous at all in the new event. His brother...