Mother's Day at the Zoo
Sponsored by Lifeway Foods
May 11, 2014, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Moms get free admission (parking not included), no coupon necessary.
Free Zoo admission for Zoological Society members with ID.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12.
For information, call (414) 256-5466.
Many animal babies don't need parental care after birth or hatching. They're born ready to face the world. That's not the case with gentoo penguins. They require parental care from the moment eggs are laid until after hatching. Both parents incubate the eggs—and later the chicks—by keeping them tucked under their bodies for warmth. Recently at the Milwaukee County Zoo a single-mom gentoo penguin, Daphne, struggled to incubate her two eggs. Despite her valiant efforts, zookeepers had to step in. Daphne's battle to incubate her eggs illustrates the powerful ties that bind moms to their offspring. Show Mom love this Mother's Day by bringing her to the Zoo to see animal moms like Daphne and recent gentoo mom Fiona and her son, Simon. You can also visit four new bonobo moms in the Stearns Family Apes of Africa building, Deidre, Elikia, Tamia, and Zomi. In the South American Exhibit observe alpaca moms Marcella and Eleanor and their offspring.
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