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Virtual Valentines
From our animals, with love.

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Share a special Valentine message with a wild touch for that “paw-some” person in your life! Virtual Valentines are a unique way to send a customized video greeting to a friend or loved one, featuring their favorite Zoo animal! Enjoy as one of our zookeepers delivers your personalized message alongside a sloth, tiger or other adorable animal.

It’s a perfect way to show someone special in your life how much you care!

Choose from one of the following animals to send your special message:

  • Mouse Deer Virtual Valentine
    Mouse Deer
    Elephant – Wish the special person in your life an “ele-phantastic” day from our girls.
  • Giraffes – Let our herd tell your loved one they are head and shoulders above the rest.
  • Gorilla – Tell your valentine that you are wild about them from our gorilla troop.
  • Moose – “Promoose” you’ll always be theirs… from Robin the moose.
  • Mouse Deer – Tell your special one how “fawned” of them you are!
  • Opossum – Have Pendleton the opossum tell your special person how much you like hanging out with them.
  • Penguins – Tell your loved one how much you adore chillin’ with them from our feathered friends.
  • Red Panda – Let them know you will be theirs “fur-ever” from Dash or Dr. Erin.
  • Sloth – Have our two-toed sloths tell your special one you love them “slow” much.
  • Tiger – Let your loved one know that they are purr-fect from our striped friends!

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Video – Virtual Valentine Example

How the Virtual Valentine Works

Two-toed Sloth Virtual Valentine
Two-toed Sloth
  • When you book your Valentine, you’ll complete a form with specific details and the message you want to send.
  • We’ll make a 30 to 45 second video with animal care staff relaying your message and the featured animal displaying a special gesture.
  • On or before February 10, we’ll send you a link to download your video. You can then send it on to the recipient. You will have 14 days to download the video from the link sent.
  • Cost: $25 per Virtual Valentine.
  • If you would like the video link to be sent anonymously on Valentine’s Day, there will be an extra $5 charge that will be added at the time you request your video. The link will be sent to you and the recipient separately on February 14.
  • The last day to order a Virtual Valentine will be February 3 to ensure time to film.

Virtual Valentine Facts: All the Details

Penguin Virtual Valentine

What should I expect from a Virtual Valentine?

In your video, you will have your featured animal joined by an animal care staff member who will share your message. The animal care staff will introduce themselves and the animal, share your message, and add a fun fact or two to complete the message.

How long are the videos?

Videos are usually about 30-seconds in length. It varies slightly with each request.

How do I request a Virtual Valentine?

When you book, select the animal that you want featured in your video. Once you complete your purchase, you will need to also complete a form with all the information needed to fulfill your request. You can expect to receive the link to your video delivered on or before February 10.

How far in advance should I order a Valentine?

We advise that you order your Virtual Valentine as soon as possible, as we have a limited amount of filming time available per animal. The last day to order is February 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Opossum Virtual Valentine

Will the video be delivered to the intended recipient for me?

The requested video will be delivered to the person who made the request, not the intended recipient. The person making the request will be responsible for sharing the video with their intended recipient. If you choose the anonymous delivery option, there is an additional $5 charge to have the video sent on Valentine’s Day. The link will be sent to you and the recipient separately February 14 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Central Standard Time.

How will videos be delivered?

The person who made the request will receive an email when the Virtual Valentine is ready. Included in the email will be a link to download your video through Google Drive.

Do I need to have a Google or Gmail account to download the video?

No, you will be able to access the video file with the link that is provided without having a Google or Gmail account.

How long will I have to download a copy of my video?

You will have 14 days to download and save a copy of your video. After 14 days, the video will be deleted from our cloud storage (Google Drive).

What if I don’t receive my Virtual Valentine by February 10?

First, please check your spam or junk mail folders. Emails from the Zoo may show in these folders. If you still do not receive an email with your Virtual Valentine, please contact us at zoo.wildconnections@milwaukeecountywi.gov. Make sure to include your order number, the name of the person who requested the Valentine, and the email address associated with the purchase.

More questions?

Contact the Wild Connections team at zoo.wildconnections@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

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