In recognition of the July 4th holiday, the Milwaukee County Zoo offers $4 admission to all visitors on Tuesday, July 4 (the parking fee of $12 still applies). Also on July 4, be sure to visit the Zoo’s summer exhibit, BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, as all guests can enjoy the exhibit for just $4!
Families can spend quality time together on the holiday, enjoying all of the attractions the Zoo has to offer. While visiting, stop to see our new residents: female yellow-backed duiker (a type of African antelope) Aria, and three male Thomson’s gazelles, Theodore, Alvin and Simon.
Duiker Aria is a new species to the Zoo, and not commonly found in zoo collections. Wild duiker populations inhabit the rainforest areas of Africa and are currently listed as “threatened.” She’s just over one year old, and shares an exhibit with our female bongos.
In the Savanna Exhibit, visitors will see the young gazelles, all born last year. Near threatened in the wild, with populations decreasing, these grazing African antelopes live in herds of as few as 10, or several hundred animals. The Zoo hasn’t displayed gazelles since 2005.The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4. For more information, contact the Zoo’s Public Affairs and Services Division at 414.256.5466.