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Kohl's Wild Theater spreads learning fun throughout the Zoo

Published July 12, 2018

It may not get recognized with a Tony Award, but some of the most enjoyable theater in town this summer isn't happening where you might expect. Kohl's Wild Theater, which takes place at the Milwaukee County Zoo, teaches lessons about pets, internet safety, migrating birds and more.

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100 things for kids to do in Milwaukee

Published June 12, 2018

This list features fun stuff in and around Milwaukee for kids of all ages. From smelling the roses at Boerner Botanical Gardens to visiting Old World Wisconsin, this list is chock full of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained all year long.

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Progress report: Zoo's new Adventure Africa exhibit

Published May 30, 2018

Last week, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo announced a new plan to transform the zoo over the course of the next couple decades. Last week, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo announced a new plan to transform the zoo over the course of the next couple decades.

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2/3 of $25 million for new zoo elephant, rhino & hippo areas already raised

Published May 24, 2018

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee announced today that it quietly launched a capital campaign that has already raised $16.7 million toward a $25 million required for the first phase of a plan that will transform the Milwaukee County Zoo over the course of the next 25 years. That initial phase is the creation of a new elephant area.

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State Fair partner promotions include deals for Irish Fest, Zoo and more

Published May 15, 2018

The Wisconsin State Fair on Tuesday announced its partner promotions for the 2018 festival, including a few favorites from years past. These promotions offer a variety of local deals, allowing visitors affordable options for attending the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 2-12.

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Taking teens to the zoo

Published July 31, 2017

As children become tweens and teens, it makes sense to let go of some activities, but don't let go of a trip to the zoo. Here are some dos and don'ts for teen time with wild animals.

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Kids questions for the Milwaukee County Zoo

Published Feb. 7, 2017

Last week, my kids hit me with a flurry of questions about the Milwaukee County Zoo. I directed their queries to Jennifer Diliberti-Shea, public relations coordinator for Milwaukee County Zoo, and she came back with some answers.

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Milwaukee County Zoo's three tiger cubs make public debut

Published Dec. 2, 2016

The Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.

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OMG tiger babies! Milwaukee Zoo announces birth of three Siberian cubs

Published Oct. 5, 2016

The Milwaukee County Zoo announced a cuddly infusion of tiny feline cuteness on Wednesday, revealing that three Siberian tigers were recently born. The cubs, who are not yet named, were born Sept. 14 to mother Amba and male Strannik, both of whom are 13 years old.

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There's more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than meets the eye

Published Aug. 2, 2016

There's nothing like kids to get you out to the zoo. Since the little ones arrived, I've come to know the Milwaukee County Zoo intimately. But on a recent visit, I learned that there was plenty I hadn't yet seen or experienced at the zoo.