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Additional animal buildings will reopen at Milwaukee County Zoo on July 18

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 17:08:02-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — More animal buildings will be opening at the Milwaukee County Zoo on July 18, County Executive David Crowley announced on Thursday.

Additional concessions and merchandise outlets will also open with 50 percent capacity. The zoo announced last month that it was reopening only outdoor habitats and have a limit on daily capacity for visitors.

“The decision to transition to reopen parts of the Milwaukee County Zoo’s indoor spaces has involved much careful thought, planning, and review, with staff, visitors and animals’ safety as the first priority,” said Crowley. “After doing the careful work to ensure a safe environment for all, we’re confident that the precautions taken will help keep the public safe while enjoying all that the County Zoo has to offer. Physical distancing, face masks for mitigating the virus’ spread, and advanced online reservations will remain in place to align with federal and state guidance.”

The following animal buildings will reopen on July 18:

  • Aquatic & Reptile Center
  • Herb & Nada Mahler Family Aviary
  • Dairy Barn in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm
  • Elephant Care Center
  • Apes of Africa

The following concession outlets will reopen as well:

  • Wild Burger
  • Leini Lodge
  • Bear Garden
  • Dairy Express

The train, carousel, Sky Glider, and playground in the family farm will also open July 18.

Online reservations will be required for all visitors. Masks will also be required. To reserve a spot, click here.

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