Omaha zoo announces the retirement of Watson, its animal ambassador

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A beloved furry friend, known for his role as animal ambassador, will enter retirement as we enter the new year.

Watson, a wire-haired terrier mix, was adopted by the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in 2013 from R.U.F.F. Rescue Inc. in Lincoln.

He had the perfect demeanor and a strong work drive, making him a good candidate for the Interactive Animal Program.

During his almost decade-long service, he did everything from participating in formal programs to greeting people during his morning walk on the zoo grounds.

Watson and his primary caregiver plan to move to a farm in Iowa as they pursue new endeavors.

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