By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 27, 2022 at 11:27 AM

Looking for something fun to do with the family on Monday, July 4?

The new red panda cub.

Head over to the Milwaukee County Zoo, where admission is $4 all day and where you can see the adorable new red panda cub that was born at the zoo on June 12.

The panda was born to mom Dr. Erin and dad Dash and all are doing well. The cub weighed 144 grams at 1 day old.

You can also meet the new harbor seal pup born on May 24 and the new baby giraffe, Poppy, born three days later.

While you’re there, you can also check out the new summer exhibit, Dino Don’s Dragon Kingdom, with 15 animatronic creatures that range in size from 10 to 40 feet. This exhibit is $3 per person.

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The baby harbor seal.

Parking fee of $15 still applies on July 4.

The zoo is open July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and gates close 45 minutes prior to closing. Building close at 4:45.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.