The Milwaukee County Zoo, in conjunction with Polar Bears International (PBI), is actively involved in outreach programs and conservation efforts to help the threatened polar bear. Climate change, industrial encroachment of the environment, sea ice loss and global warming all adversely affect and threaten the polar bear’s natural habitat. Most scientists believe polar bears will disappear in the wild without positive environmental changes.
Our Zoo has three dedicated Arctic Ambassador’s, who in collaboration with PBI, lead outreach programs and conservation efforts to help protect the polar bears and their natural environment; Our Arctic Ambassador’s include Kara DeLanty, Small Mammals zookeeper, Milwaukee County Zoo; Amanda Ista, Big Cat area zookeeper, Milwaukee County Zoo; MaryLynn Conter-Strack, enrichment program coordinator, Zoological Society of Milwaukee.
One tree can absorb more than one ton of carbon over its lifetime. Planting trees helps reduce our global footprint. As trees grow, they help stop global warming through the natural process of photosynthesis, by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing pure oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees also provide other benefits such as cooling shade, wind blocks, bird and wildlife habitats, air purification and erosion prevention.To donate, click here. Check the box Trees for You & Me and select Milwaukee County Zoo AAZK Chapter, from the dropdown menu.