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Father's Day at the Zoo

Sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Chestnut teals

The Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place for kids and fathers to spend time together. Enjoy Father’s Day at the Zoo, Sunday, June 21, as Prairie Farms Dairy sponsors Dad’s special day – all Dads receive free admission, no coupon necessary.

As part of the day’s activities, Prairie Farms Dairy will be offering special milk samplings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last.

Chestnut tealsThere are many feathered fathers in the Milwaukee County Zoo’s Aviary. For the chestnut teal species, these bird fathers play an active role in chick-rearing in that they stay with the mother while she incubates the eggs, and they remain there after hatching to defend the new chicks. The dad keeps predators at bay with pecks, or even feigns injuries so young ones have the chance to escape danger. Dads even help choose the nest site with mom!

The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Father’s Day. For more information, contact the Zoo at 414.771.3040.

Special thanks to our Father's Day at the Zoo sponsor:

Prairie Farms Dairy