Alive Magazine

Alive magazine is the Zoological Society’s member magazine published in fall and winter. In each issue, you can read articles that explore how the Zoological Society fulfills its mission to conserve, educate, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo and experience exclusive and beautiful photos of the animals, habitats, and people we work with every day. Take some time to read about Zoo animals, the people who work at the Zoo and Zoological Society, conservation efforts here and around the world, and the Society’s Conservation Education Department. The fall issue includes a 12-month calendar filled with stunning photographs of the Zoo’s animals.

Published since 1981, Alive magazine is curated by the Zoological Society’s communications team with help from zookeepers, educators, and other Zoo and Society staff. Alive magazine content is suitable for adults and children on a fifth-grade reading level and above.

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Catch Up with Our Latest Editions

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Alive Spring 2024

Spring 2024

This issue of Alive features updates about the new rhino habitat, a spotlight on the critically endangered spider tortoise and an overview of our featured project for the Society’s 2024 Annual Appeal, Pat Gives Back.

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Fall 2023 Issue Of Alive

Fall 2023

Check out our 2023 Year in Review and 2024 Alive Calendar featuring some of our favorite photos of Zoo animals.

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Spring 2023 Issue Of Alive Magazine

Spring 2023

This issue features a story about a research project in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, an inside look at the Society’s newly-formalized Wild Birds Program, a story about an artistic enrichment activity for the Zoo’s straw-colored fruit bats, a celebration of 40 years of Zoo Ball and more.

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Alive Fall 2022

Fall 2022

Check out our 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Alive Calendar featuring some of our favorite photos of Zoo animals.

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Alive Magazine Archive

Explore all our past issues of Alive, dating all the way back to 1981! It’s a great way to learn about Zoo and Zoological Society history. Issues from 1997 and before include beautiful cover art by Jay Jocham.

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