Mother's Day at the Zoo

Sponsored by Lifeway Foods

May 8, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mother's Day at the ZooMoms get free admission (parking not included), no coupon necessary. Free Zoo admission for Zoo Pass members with ID. Milwaukee County parking fee: $12. For more information, call 414-256-5466.

Most children look up to their mothers, figuratively and literally. When your mother is Ziggy – an 11 1/2-foot-tall giraffe – you have to crane your neck to see her face, even if you were 5 feet 9 inches tall at birth. Ziggy is the Milwaukee County Zoo's newest giraffe mom. She gave birth to a male calf, Tafari, on Sept. 16, 2015. Bring your mom to the Milwaukee County Zoo on May 8 and meet Ziggy and Tafari. After that, stroll to the Primates of the World building to see scarves for sale painted by the Zoo's orangutan, Tommy O., for the Missing Orangutan Mothers (MOM) campaign. In the Small Mammals Building you can also visit Nieve, a Goeldi's monkey mom who gave birth to a baby last May and another in November. Enjoy samples of Lifeway Kefir products while supplies last.

Special thanks to our Mother's Day at the Zoo sponsor:

Lifeway Foods