Milwaukee County Zoo cancels 'Zoo a la Carte' event due to pandemic

Posted at 11:44 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 12:44:44-04

The Milwaukee County Zoo has canceled its 2020 "Zoo a la Carte" festival that was scheduled for August.

The event, originally scheduled for Aug. 20 to 23, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our community regards the Zoo as a loyal partner and environmental steward, and as such, we felt it was in the best interest of our visitors to cancel this year’s festival,” said Zoo Director Chuck Wikenhauser in a press release. “In following the recommendations and best practices of our county leaders, the 2020 festival simply couldn’t occur in its traditional form, and with that in mind, we regretfully decided to cancel the event. It was a difficult decision to make, but our priority continues to be the health and safety of staff, visitors and the animals."

The zoo staff will now plan the 2021 "Feast with the Beasts" event.

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