Elephant Appreciation Day
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Free activities; free Zoo admission for Zoo Pass members.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12
(Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking).
If you regularly visit the Milwaukee County Zoo's two African elephants, Ruth and Brittany, perhaps you've heard them trumpet or make other sounds? Did you know elephants can make sounds that you can't hear? These low-frequency sounds vibrate through the ground for miles. Elephants detect the low vibrations through their ears, feet and trunks. Pretty amazing, right? You can learn more fascinating elephant facts at Elephant Appreciation Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Ask zookeepers how they care for Ruth and Brittany, touch elephant artifacts such as a real tusk and tail, and buy paintings created by Ruth and Brittany. Proceeds go to the International Elephant Foundation.