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Milwaukee County Zoo [edit]
10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 771-5500
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The Milwaukee County Zoo is considered among the finest in the country. It is situated on 200 wooded acres and is home to approximately 2,500 animals, representing 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates.

The Milwaukee County Zoo hosts more than 20 special events each year including celebrations at Easter, Halloween and the holiday season.

Open 365 days a year, the Zoo is not be be missed, it's the wildest place in town!
 
Upcoming events

Sept. 5, 2014 - Sept. 5, 2014
8th Annual Life Lights Candlelit Stroll & Dinner

Horizon Home Care & Hospice’s 8th annual Life Lights event includes dinner, a one-mile candlelit sunset stroll, candle lighting ceremony and slide show to celebrate and memorialize the lives of loved ones lost. Community members, whether or not able to attend, are invited to submit photos of loved ones for the commemorative slide show. Email photos to lifelights@hhch.net or send by mail to Horizon Home Care & Hospice, Attention: Life Lights, 11400 West Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53224. Photos will be returned, and the deadline for photo submissions is August 29. Please include the loved one’s name and a special statement of no more than 10-12 words (for example, “Best chef on the planet” or “Made me smile every day” or “Loving father & husband”).

Sept. 14, 2014 - Sept. 14, 2014
Ride on the Wild Side, sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan - Midwest Spine & Orthopedic Hospital/Wisconsin Heart Hospital and St. Joseph campuses

Ride on the Wild Side is the Zoological Society’s annual bike ride event. Choose from four routes: three distance rides (27 miles, 17 miles and 10 miles) that travel through the Zoo and continue through the Menomonee River Parkway along the Oak Leaf bike trail, and a children’s 2.5-mile Critter Caravan ride through the Zoo. After the ride, all participants can enjoy a picnic lunch after parking their bikes in a secure area. All routes begin and conclude at the Zoo. Your ride entry fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, entry to the Zoo for the entire day and parking. Media sponsors are: News Talk 1130, FM 106.1, The Big 920, Oldies 95.7 and 97.3 RadioNOW. Cost is $85 for a Family of four for Zoological Society members. See our web site for individual pricing and non-member pricing.

Sept. 27, 2014
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation 2014 Walk

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation is excited to team up with the National Hemophilia Foundation and walkers from across the country to raise dollars and awareness for the bleeding disorders community. Walk through the zoo with us! This 1 mile walk is open to families and walkers of all ages. We hope to see you there!!

Sept. 27, 2014
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation 2014 Walk

Join us for the 2014 Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation Walk! This 1 mile walk helps raise dollars and awareness for the bleeding disorders community. This year our walk will take place at the Milwaukee County Zoo! So join us September 27th, at 9am for this fun event the whole family can enjoy. We hope to see you there!

Oct. 12, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
LUNG FORCE Walk

Join us for the LUNG FORCE Walk - Milwaukee on Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8 a.m. at the Milwaukee County Zoo! Our LUNG FORCE Walk is like no other charity walk. With an inspiring signature song and music, we will celebrate the collective power of our breath. Our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to raise our voices against lung cancer—and for lung health for everyone. We’ll also raise funds for research, advocacy, education and awareness. The more we raise, the faster scientists can develop early detection methods and protocols to save women’s lives.

 
 


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