Sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets
When you visit the Zoo, how many times do you see signs saying, “Please don’t feed the animals?” Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you could not only feed the animals, but what if you could touch them too?
Starting this Memorial Day weekend, May 25, and running through September 2, we officially invite you to please, please, please DO pet and feed our animals, at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s Sting Ray & Shark Bay Exhibit, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets!
We know you’ll be busy catching sunrays this summer, but be sure to save time to see, touch and feed our rays. Our exhibit will include cownose rays, known for foreheads that resemble a cow’s nose and we’ll also have diamond-shaped southern rays. Don’t worry, the rays’ sharp barbs have been painlessly clipped and will grow back, just like clipped fingernails. Don’t be too surprised if you see a smaller pool in the center of the tank because that means the sting rays had baby rays! When pups are born, they’re self-sufficient but they must stay in shallow water initially.
The 14,000-gallon, 78-degree pool will also contain white-spotted bamboo sharks and bonnethead sharks, known for their bonnet shaped heads. We’re not talking about great white sharks here, as these sharks are only about three-feet-long!
The exhibit will be located in the Otto Borchert Family Special Exhibits Building, behind Macaque Island. Admission is $2.00. Sting ray food will be available for purchase frequently throughout the day. Visit the Sting Ray and Shark Bay Exhibit, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, daily, May 25 through September 2, and touch some rays!