Milwaukee Zoo

It’s Frosty Free Week at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Frosty Free Week is happening at the Milwaukee County Zoo this week, December 27th through December 31st.

As a “thank you” to visitors for their support throughout the year, all guests receive free daytime admission. Regular parking, concessions and attraction rates apply.

(Frosty Free Week does not apply to the Zoo’s Wild Lights night event running through December.)

Visitors can stop at the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country to see new cheetahs Minnie and Mila. The two 4-years-old sisters arrived recently from the Caldwell Zoo in Texas, and are settling into their new outdoor habitat.

Minnie and Mila have joined in training sessions with big cat keepers and will eventually participate in their own healthcare – learning to present a body part or stepping on a scale.

Visitors can stop at the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country to see new cheetahs Minnie and Mila

Zookeepers have noticed that both cheetahs like coming close to the viewing glass, so visitors are treated to an up-close look at these beautiful felines.

An animal that enjoys the frosty weather is the newest caribou herd member, a male named Bean.

Bean arrived in the fall and will turn 2 years old next April. He now lives with the Zoo’s two female caribou, Rosie and Kylie. Rosie is the mother of Kylie, and both are getting accustomed to sharing space with Bean in the habitat.

Both male and female caribou grow antlers, while in most other deer species, only the males have antlers. Unlike horns, antlers fall off and grow back larger each year.

The Zoo is open from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2022.

For more information, visit their website.

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