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Giraffe Desmond and Harbor Seal Milo
Leave MCZ for New Homes

Giraffe Desmond

Posted April 2021

Male giraffe Desmond will soon leave for a new home at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Desmond is almost 2 years old, born to mom, Ziggy, and father, Bahatika, in July 2019.

Harbor seal MiloAlso, young male harbor seal, Milo, has left for his new home at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska. Milo was born May 30, 2018, to parents Sydney and Ringo. At the Henry Doorly Zoo, Milo will be joined by another male harbor seal about the same age, to add diversity to the Seal Lion habitat.

As an AZA-accredited institution, the Milwaukee County Zoo works in partnership with the Species Survival Plan® (SSP) which recommends breeding programs for various species within zoological populations. Species Survival Plans ensure genetic diversity for countless species that are threatened or endangered in the wild.