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Black-footed Ferret Presentation – June 6th at 6:00pm

Jun 5 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

THURSDAY JUNE 7TH AT 6:00PM  A special presentation will be held at the NEW Zoo to honor the RETURN OF THE PRAIRIE BANDIT, an award-winning film about the restoration of the endangered black-footed ferret to the Canadian prairies.   Wildlife biologist and Wisconsin native Travis Livieri will be at the zoo on Thursday evening to do a presentation […]

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NEW Zoo Welcomes Baby Bear

May 12 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

NEW Zoo Welcomes Baby Bear! The Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of Aldo, a 2 ½ month old North American Black Bear cub!  The tiny cub was found injured and alone in the wilds of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife contacted the Association of Zoos and Aquariums hoping […]

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A Day in the Life of a Cotton-top Tamarin

May 8 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Yaaaaaawwnnnnn.  The sun is starting to spill in through the entrance of the box I’m sleeping in.  Two other tamarins are in here with me, but aren’t awake yet.  That means I can have some fun!  YOINK!  I give an exposed tail a sharp tug, then leap out of the box as quickly as I […]

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Giraffe Training

Mar 23 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

by NEW Zoo Intern, Adam Pankratz   Recently, I was given the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the giraffes’ morning routine.  Every morning, Hodari and Zuri are weighed, have their hooves and legs cleaned, and are put through training exercises by their zookeepers.  In order to do all these things, the NEW Zoo has […]

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A Day in the Life of Odin, the Bearded Dragon

Jan 24 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Today is one of my favorite days of the week!  On most days, we bearded dragons get a tasty mix of greens, fruits, and veggies.  Every couple of days though, we get a special treat: insects!  Today, our keepers are giving us superworms.  Yummm!  “Superworm” is the common name for the larval stage of a […]

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Dr. Gray Getting to Work on Sea Turtles

Aug 16 2010
by Daniel Gray, DVM

I’m here to help the Audubon Instituted take care of their incredible number of Sea Turtles that have been affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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