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Zoos & Aquariums
Families know well the earthy, unmistakable smell that welcomes you into the Zoo each time you visit. It comes from the Humboldt penguin habitat, which is set for a significant upgrade this year, promising an enhanced experience for both the penguins and zoo visitors. Photo: Milwaukee County Zoo Scheduled for completion in late 2024, this...
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The Milwaukee County Zoo has introduced a new member to its animal kingdom.  Azizi, a Western Lowland Gorilla, has arrived in Milwaukee to take on the role of the silverback leader for two female gorillas, Dotty and Nadami, as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Western Lowland Gorilla Species Survival Plan® (SSP). He...
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The Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country has welcomed a new, majestic resident – an Amur tiger named Natasha. This 11-year-old feline beauty has made the journey from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio to join the Milwaukee County Zoo’s tiger family, rotating daily with Kash and Tula in their cozy indoor and outdoor...
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This Monday, February 19th, marks a special occasion at the Milwaukee County Zoo as they celebrate the 55th birthday of Patti the Hippo. Patti’s longevity is remarkable, making her one of the oldest hippos in human care in the United States. Patti’s 55th birthday is a significant milestone that highlights her unique status. Patti lives...
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Are you and your little ones looking for a splash-tastic adventure in Milwaukee? The Milwaukee area is home to several aquariums that kids and families will enjoy exploring, filled with fascinating creatures and ecosystems. From state of the art aquariums like the one you’ll find at Discovery World, to mom and pop shops that are...
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Green Meadows Petting Farm
If you’re an animal lover living in the Milwaukee area, then you’re in for a treat! Petting zoos are a wonderful way to get up close and personal with a variety of adorable creatures, and lucky for us, there are plenty of great options to choose from in the area. Whether you’re looking for a...
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Zoo lights
Milwaukee With Kids is proud to partner with the Milwaukee County Zoo to help spread the word about Wild Lights. Get ready to be dazzled, Milwaukee! Wild Lights powered by We Energies is returning for its second year to the Milwaukee County Zoo, with thousands of twinkling lights illuminating the enchanted paths and forests along the...
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If you’re planning a visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo with your family, you’re in for a treat! With over 200 acres of animal habitats and attractions located just outside of the city of Milwaukee, there’s no shortage of fun and educational experiences for visitors of all ages. However, visiting a zoo with kids can...
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The Milwaukee County Zoo is the first zoo in the country to unveil this immersive experience. We’re going to address the gorilla in the room: There’s a new virtual reality experience in Milwaukee! Gorilla Trek Virtual Reality Experience is the newest attraction at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and it’s now open for visitors. The virtual...
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If you live in the Milwaukee area, you’ve probably been to the Milwaukee County Zoo at least once in your life, and maybe several times a year. But have you ever ventured into the Giraffe Experience? The “Giraffe Experience” at the Milwaukee County Zoo has been open all summer and will continue through September 5th....
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