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Omaha Zoo welcomes Murrey the murre

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 15:04:32-04

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has a new seabird in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium. 

Arriving Aug. 23 on a private jet provided by a donor to Wild Care, Inc., Murrey the murre came to Omaha from Massachusetts. 

Murrey was found with a two-inch laceration on its left thigh on Feb. 11 at a beach in Massachusetts and was sent to Wild Care, Inc. for rehabilitation. The animal care team did not think she would make it through the night, but eventually became a healthy bird. 

Murrey is now part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan.