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Groundhog’s Day, Milwaukee County Zoo
February 2 @ 10:30 am
How do you celebrate Groundhog’s Day? Come celebrate with the Milwaukee County Zoo this year! While the Milwaukee County Zoo was sad to say goodbye to their resident groundhog, Wynter, in 2017, they are happy to announce that Gordy, the Zoo’s new groundhog, will be participating in Groundhog’s Day. Will Gordy see his shadow? The official “furry forecast” will take place at 10:30 am and all visitors receive free admission into the Zoo (parking and concession fees still apply). According to tradition, if it’s a sunny day and Gordy does see his shadow, he will return to his home for six more weeks of winter, but if he does not see his shadow, we can expect an early spring!
Groundhog day festivities will take place at 10:30 am.
This year, Groundhog’s Day occurs on the February Family Fun Free Day! Parking and concession fees still apply.
About the Milwaukee Zoo:
Our objective is to promote an appreciation for all animals and to support conservation of their diverse habitats. We’ve grown significantly since our 1892 inception, but we maintain a strong commitment to our vision and mission.
The Milwaukee County Zoo will be a zoo of renown with a reputation as a leader in animal management, conservation, research and education within a wholesome recreational environment enjoying the admiration of the citizens of Milwaukee County as well as all zoo guests and other zoos of the world.
The Milwaukee County Zoo will inspire public understanding, support and participation in global conservation of animal species and their environment by creating a unifying bond between our visitors and the living earth and provide an environment for personal renewal and enjoyment for our guests by:
Contributing to world wide animal management, conservation and research efforts
Fostering sound physical, psychological and social development for the animal groups in our care
Sharing our knowledge with the intent to reinforce the human-animal-earth bond
Improving the quality of our professional development, administration and operating environment
Striving for the financial self-sufficiency of the organization
Continuing the public-private partnership with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County