By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 11, 2009 at 3:45 PM has a great story today about Happy the hippo's move from Washington to Milwaukee.  It seems that the old guy loves living in Milwaukee, and is especially enjoying his access to the lady hippos. 

I’ve blogged before about Happy, but today’s Post piece really provides some interesting insight into his new life at the Milwaukee County Zoo. 

The story says, "Before Happy arrived here, word was that he was sensitive, anxious, skittish. He tended to pace and was easily alarmed. He didn't like people in hats. He once sneezed on a senator. He was also a little overweight. Keepers here worried how he would adapt."  These days, Happy is digging his new digs and his new lady friends. 

Read the full story at the link below and stay tuned to as we’ll tell you when Happy will be formally introduced to the general public.   


Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.