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.
Catch Up with Our Latest Editions
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.
Check out our 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Alive Calendar featuring some of our favorite photos of Zoo animals.
Pollinator conservation is a recurring theme in this issue, from the honey bee hanging out on the cover to an article about No Mow May to a pollinator-themed Kids Alive. In this issue you’ll also get to know the Zoo’s moose, Robin, and you’ll be introduced to the Zoo’s two new bonobos, Elema and Sukari.
Check out our 2021 Year in Review and 2022 Alive Calendar featuring some of our favorite photos of Zoo animals.
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.