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Articles tagged with 'Zoo'

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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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Zoological Society of Milwaukee announces new president & CEO

Published July 11, 2016

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is excited to announce its new president and CEO, Jodi Gibson. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Gibson has spent the majority of her career outside of Wisconsin and is thrilled to be home.

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D'awww! Meet Zola the Zoo's new baby giraffe

Published May 26, 2016

Get ready for an overload of adorable, as the Milwaukee County Zoo introduced its newest baby giraffe, named Zola - a word of African origin meaning "to love" - to the world.

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A free week of admission at the Zoo

Published Dec. 11, 2015

From Saturday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 31, the Milwaukee County Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. And, it's free - free parking, too - thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gifts to the Community series.

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Kids' birthday party guide, 2015

Published Sept. 13, 2015

Whether your kid is more bouncy or more craft-oriented, there's a Brew City birthday party that can accommodate his / her wishes - and hopefully your budget.

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Green luminary: Milwaukee County Zoo

Published Aug. 12, 2015

To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches.

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Milwaukee's new Samson: The Milwaukee lion belongs in the zoo

Published July 26, 2015

I love the Milwaukee lion. I love it as a story, and I love it as a community bridge. The Milwaukee lion has actually accomplished something exceptionally rare in Wisconsin these days: It's uniting people, and it's given us a common conversation. And I think it would be sheer genius if officials captured the Milwaukee lion and put the lion in the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Milwaukee County Zoo gets AZA accreditation

Published Sept. 18, 2013

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced today that the Milwaukee County Zoo has been granted accreditation by the AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.

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Nevermind Samson - What about Bob?

Published Nov. 23, 2012

Molly Snyder's paean to Samson the gorilla - "Milwaukee's most celebrated zoo resident of all time" - cries out for a rebuttal on behalf of an animal that not only kicked Samson's big hairy keister as a local zoo attraction, but could've literally done so in a fight under the Marquis of Queensbury rules.

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Questions, suspicions remain decades after iconic Samson's death

Published Nov. 18, 2012

Every zoo has a celebrity and those who grew up in Milwaukee during the '60s, '70s and '80s most likely remember our zoo's famous gorilla, Samson. The mystique of the iconic ape lives on through a recently written book of stories of Samson's caregiver and the memories of adults who question the gorilla's happiness.

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Milwaukee (dis)county: making the most of your residency

Published April 10, 2011

Sure, you get to pay a lot of taxes and that earns you the right to gripe, but what are some of the other tangible benefits of being a Milwaukee County resident (in addition to the great parks, etc.)?