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Summer Zoo Camp 2013

Jan 15 2013
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

The NEW Zoo is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Summer Zoo Camp Program for elementary school-aged children.  Children who participate are sure to have a WILD time! The 2013 Summer Zoo Camp program will begin at 8:45am and end at 2:00pm each day.  Children must be registered to attend a day that corresponds to […]

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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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Snake Surprise!

Mar 29 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

by NEW Zoo Intern Adam Pankratz Last October, during the Zoo Boo event, something out of the ordinary happened.  A visitor came to us with a small snake in a bucket, saying he knew it wasn’t something that was supposed to be found in his backyard.  The snake had an unusual pattern and coloring, making […]

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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 a Peacock

Feb 21 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

  As the sun rises, I wake up on my favorite perch at the NEW Zoo.  A couple other peacocks and I like to hang out in the trees above the black bear exhibit.  Though it surprises a lot of people, we are actually quite capable flyers, in spite of the fact that we boys […]

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A Day in the Life of Issabella, Red-tailed Boa

Feb 14 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Sometimes I think that people consider me to have a dull life.  I am, after all, quite the sedentary serpent!  But, let me tell you, that suits me just fine.  A typical day for me includes very little activity, but that is exactly the life we boa constrictors are designed for.  In the wild, we […]

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Giraffe Stand Diary: a Thursday Afternoon

Jan 31 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

It’s been a calm day in the giraffe stand. Hodari and Zuri rest together now on the floor, although I can hear the very vocal Shambe, the African lion, roaring from his exhibit outside. During most of the time I’ve spent working this afternoon giraffe stand shift, Hodari has been chewing his cud.  Zuri 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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