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Milwaukee County Zoo
Closed on Upcoming Holidays

The bongos in their outdoor habitat.

Posted November 2020

In its continued efforts to keep visitors and staff safe, and as an additional cost-savings measure, the Milwaukee County Zoo will be closed on the upcoming holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 2021.

“As a community partner, and regarding our visitors, staff and animals as the first priority, we feel it's in everyone’s best interest to close the Zoo on these major holidays,” said Zoo Director, Chuck Wikenhauser.

“The operational closures are also needed for financial reasons. With the Zoo’s 3-month shutdown in March, it was still necessary to provide care, food and supplies to the animals, continued Wikenhauser. “The loss of much-needed revenue during that time, to support both the animals as well as staff salaries, is significant. The closings serve as an additional measure to help keep the Zoo fiscally sound.”

The Zoo is currently open reduced hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For more information, contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Department at 414.256.5466.

Bongo Humboldt penguin
Laysan teal in the Aviary.
Humboldt penguin in the outdoor exhibit.