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Urgent! Action needed to save the vaquita

AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Announce $1 Million to Support Heroic Emergency Rescue Plan to Save the Vaquita Porpoise World’s most endangered marine mammal likely to go extinct without immediate action Silver Spring, Maryland (April 4, 2017)  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and over 100 of its members have pledged over $1 million […]

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Spring Hours in Effect

  Effective Saturday, April 1st, the NEW Zoo hours of operation will change to our spring schedule. The Zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day in April and May.  The Adventure Park will be open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, April 1st.  […]

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Summer Zoo Camp 2017

Zoo Camp Registration Now Open Summer’s coming….at least that is what we keep reminding ourselves during these winter months! So let’s think about summer with the release of our 2017 topics and schedule for the 7th annual Summer Zoo Camp Program for elementary school-aged children.  Registration opens January 9th. The 2017 Summer Zoo Camp programs […]

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Thank You Event Sponsors!

We are so grateful for the support we recently received to help us make the 2016 Zoo Boo event a smashing success! We had great weather for all six days of the event, which meant we also had a great turn-out. Thanks to everyone who came out to have a fun time! We’d like to […]

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Cellcom Grant Supports Zoo Project

The N.E.W. Zoological Society has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The non-profit received a $2000 Green Gift from Cellcom to support the development of an educational children’s book in partnership with the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and Unite for Literacy. The nonfiction book educates the public about Japanese macaques, an […]

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Poetry Contest Winners Accounced

In partnership with the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets held a Kids Animal Poetry Contest. Poets 5 to 10 were recognized in two age categories: AGE 5-7 and AGE 8+.  We are very excited to share the winning poems with you below. Congratulations to the winners – and to all who […]

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Volunteers & Interns Needed

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is currently recruiting both volunteers and interns!  Interns are needed in all areas of the program – with applications for the Spring Semester (starting in January) due soon!  A variety of internships are available, including Education & Husbandry, Marketing & Social Media, and even Graphic Design!  To learn more […]

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Wild Encounters

Did you know the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s Education Department behind-the-scenes programs?  Guests have more options than ever before to get to know the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s animals. With our private program offerings, guests can now experience private, personalized zoo encounters with three different species: the giraffes, penguins, or Aldabra tortoises. These […]

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