Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, with federal approval of its import permit, has cleared one of its last hurdles to bringing pachyderms to Omaha.

Midlanders who care about the success of Nebraska’s top tourist attraction are understandably excited. The last elephants left town in 2011.

“These elephants aren’t bound for small cages and poor living conditions. Omaha’s six elephants will live at a world-class facility designed to replicate the feel and surroundings of home.”