LINCOLN – A wild elk observed in the South Bend, Neb., area is being monitored for public safety by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The elk’s proximity to Interstate 80 and major roadways is a public safety concern.
The wild elk is not part of the herd at the Wildlife Safari Park. Wild elk have been sighted near the Safari in the past.
The Wildlife Safari Park is located just south of Interstate 80 across from Eugene T. Mahoney State Park.
If the elk remains in the area, the Commission will consider taking action if it threatens the safety of the public or the captive herd. Motorists always should be wary of the potential presence of wildlife near roadways.