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Articles tagged with 'Zoo'


Kids' birthday party guide, 2015

Published Jan. 25, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.)?


Reliving Milwaukee through a child's eyes

Published Nov. 2, 2010

As Publisher Andy Tarnoff's toddling daughter gets old enough to start to appreciate things like dinosaurs, the Hokey Pokey and flamingos, he's starting to see Milwaukee through a whole new light -- all over again.


100 things to do in Milwaukee

Published March 16, 2010

Whether you're a tourist in your own town or trying to show visitors a good time while they're here, Milwaukee doesn't slack when it comes to fun and interesting things to do. We've compiled a list of 100 of them right here for your convenience.


Milwaukee's new moose, via Alaska

Published May 29, 2009

A three-day old moose calf that was found Wednesday in Alaska with its umbilical cord still hanging from its belly is headed to the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Hip-hippo hooray!!

Published Oct. 9, 2008

My son greeted the news of a new hippo exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo with a big smile and an effusive hooray. The idea of being able to see his hippos swimming underwater was bound to be a winning proposition.


It's time to bust out the Brewers Monkey

Published Oct. 2, 2008

The 2000 Angels had their Rally Monkey. Looking through my Brewers photo gallery, I just remembered that Milwaukee has (or had) the Brewers Monkey.