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WHERE APPRECIATION AND CONSERVATION
GO HAND IN HAND

Our objective is to promote an appreciation for all animals and to support conservation of their diverse habitats.¬†We’ve grown significantly since our 1892 inception, but we maintain a strong commitment to our vision and mission.

Our Vision:

The Milwaukee County Zoo will be a zoo of renown with a reputation as a leader in animal management, conservation, research and education within a wholesome recreational environment enjoying the admiration of the citizens of Milwaukee County as well as all zoo guests and other zoos of the world.

Our Mission:

The Milwaukee County Zoo will inspire public understanding, support and participation in global conservation of animal species and their environment by creating a unifying bond between our visitors and the living earth and provide an environment for personal renewal and enjoyment for our guests by:

  • Contributing to world wide animal management, conservation and research efforts
  • Fostering sound physical, psychological and social development for the animal groups in our care
  • Sharing our knowledge with the intent to reinforce the human-animal-earth bond
  • Improving the quality of our professional development, administration and operating environment
  • Striving for the financial self-sufficiency of the organization
  • Continuing the public-private partnership with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County