NOW:53132:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
56°
H 62° L 50°
Cloudy | 8MPH

This Just In ...

Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Father's Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Father's Day at the Zoo

Father's Day at the Zoo

Sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy

June 15, 2014
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

There are many feathered fathers to be found at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Zoo's two male chestnut teals, for example, recently welcomed offspring. Unlike many dads in the animal kingdom, chestnut teal dads play an active role in child rearing. These dabbling ducks help Mom pick and defend a nest site. What's more, daddy ducks stay with Mom while she incubates the eggs. Male chestnut teals stick around to help defend hatchlings, which are born ready to swim. Dad keeps predators at bay with pecks, or feigns injuries so young ones have a chance to escape danger.

Is your dad your hero, too? Then bring him to the Zoo free of charge on June 15. Enjoy flavored milk samples, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy, in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place (while supplies last). You can celebrate fathers of all species. Congratulate lion Themba on becoming a grandpa. Njeri, his female offspring who was born at the Zoo in 2011, recently gave birth to five cubs at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Tex. You also can catch a free theater show in the farm area. Behind Macaque Island, touch sting rays at the Zoo's special summer exhibit, Sting Ray & Shark Bay, sponsored by Sendik's Food Markets.

Dads get free Zoo admission on Father's Day, no coupon necessary. Milwaukee County parking fee of $12 still applies.

Zoological Society members receive free Zoo admission every day with their Zoo Pass card and photo ID. Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking for one vehicle per membership per day with their Zoo Pass Plus card and photo ID.

For more information on Father's Day at the Zoo, please call the Milwaukee County Zoo at (414) 256-5466.

Special thanks to our Father's Day at the Zoo sponsor:
Prairie Farms Dairy

Zoological Society of Milwaukee
10005 W. Bluemound Rd. | Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383
(414) 258-2333 | webmaster@zoosociety.org

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Page Tools