More than 50 local youth groups are answering the call of the wild! They have been working hard to create animal-themed ornaments that will transform trees into a winter safari. The 50-plus trees, donated by Hawks Landscape, will be featured inside the U.S. Bank Gathering Place, the Flamingo Café and the Peck Welcome Center. It’s all part of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Fantastic Forest, presented by Hawks Landscape.

This year, children were challenged to make ornaments based on animal adaptations. Some trees will feature animals that have hooves; another tree highlights animals with flippers and fins and so on. The Fantastic Forest is a free community event that encourages creativity, animals and fun.

Tree decorating will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30. After that, Zoo guests can take a stroll through the forest during the month of December and see the hard work and creativity of each child artist. All trees are visible during regular daytime Zoo hours and most can be seen during the Zoo’s new Wild Lights event.

Who: Milwaukee-area youth groups and the Zoological Society

What: More than 50 local youth groups decorating trees

When: Tree decorating Nov. 30, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Trees are visible the entire month of December.

Where: Milwaukee County Zoo

About the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

For more information, call:
Katie Krecklow, (414) 258 – 2333