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Hang something really wild on your tree.

2016 tiger ornament

In honor of Strannik, the Milwaukee County Zoo’s newest Amur tiger, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee has chosen a tiger to be this year’s holiday ornament and the 25th ornament in its collection. Tigers are known for their majestic beauty and captivating presence. Their courage, perseverance and protectiveness are only a few of their admirable traits. Like any tiger, Strannik reminds us of the splendor and magnificence of all animals and why we work so hard to protect them. In the holiday season, we become more aware of the joy and love in our lives as we are surrounded by family and friends. Every tiger is different — no two tigers have the same stripe pattern. Their characteristics and uniqueness surely remind us of our one-of-a-kind loved ones. Show the special people in your life their irreplaceability when you order this $14 handcrafted, pewter ornament by local Wisconsin artist Andy Schumann.

The cost of each ornament is $14, which includes postage, mailing materials and 5.6% WI sales tax. You also can order individual past ornaments ($14 each) or the whole collection of 25 for $300 and save $50 (limited-time offer). Proceeds assist the Zoological Society in providing support to the Milwaukee County Zoo’s animals. This purchase is not tax-deductible.

To purchase an ornament, click here

Take a closer look at each ornament by clicking on the image. (The year each ornament was issued is under the photo.)

elephants
Elephants
1995

penguins
Penguins
1996
wolf and pup
Wolf & Pup
1997
otter
Otters
1998
giraffes
Giraffes
1999
polar bears
Polar Bears
2000

zebras
Zebras
2001
badger
Badger
2002
camels
Camels
2002
kangaroo and joey
Kangaroo & Joey
2003
cardinals
Cardinals
2003
cardinals
Moose
2004
cardinals
Jabiru Stork
2004

African Lion
2005
Bonobos - 2006
Bonobos
2006
Flamingos - 2007
Flamingos
2007
Orangutan
Orangutan
2008
Jaguar
Jaguar
2009
Hippo 2010
Hippo
2010
Spider Monkey 2011
Spider Monkey
2011
Fennec Fox 2012
Fennec Fox
2012
Giant Amazon River Turtle 2013
Giant Amazon River Turtle
2013
Harbor Seals 2014
Harbor Seals 2014
Gorillas 2015
Gorillas 2015
Tiger 2016
Tiger 2016