Anatomy of the Zoo


The Milwaukee County Zoo is one of the area's most popular attractions for families and animal lovers of all ages. Over 3,000 creatures from around the world make their home here, and there's always something new to explore!
Otter Home
Visitors entering the zoo from its new west entrance will be greeted by river otters Emerald, Clover, Larkey, and Shamrock splashing around in their newly constructed outdoor exhibit. 

Bear Garden
Milwaukee is known for its beer gardens, and now you can enjoy a brew at the Zoo! Located across from the grizzly bear exhibit is the new “Bear Garden,” featuring rotating beers, ice cream floats, pretzels, and more.

Visit Ruth and Brittany in their new home! The new expanded elephant habitat opens this May as part of the larger “Adventure Africa” exhibit. This is the only zoo within a four-hour drive with an elephant exhibit. 

Feeding Time
Did you know a giraffe’s tongue can be up to 20 inches long? See it up close when you purchase a ticket for the MillerCoors Giraffe Experience  and feed them right out of your hand. 

Farm Animals
Meet your favorite farm animals at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm. From cows that provide milk for the cheese curds at Clock Shadow Creamery to baby goats that the kids can hand-feed.

Safari Train
The most fun way to get around the zoo is by train. Hop aboard the North Shore Bank Zoofari Express to give your feet a break and ride the 1.25-mile loop past the animal exhibits. 

Sea Lions & Seals
Can you tell the difference? Learn how at the interactive Oceans of Fun Seal & Sea Lion Show, which brings you up close and personal with these maritime mammals.