Funding Projects

Every year, the Zoological Society raises funds for a project that will support our mission to conserve, educate and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Capital projects support exhibits, improving visitor engagement and animal enrichment experiences. Conservation or education projects build empathy for wildlife and inspire conservation action. All projects support our mission and partnership with the Milwaukee County Zoo. This is an opportunity for supporters to donate in any amount and see the direct result of their giving.

Rhino

2022 APPEAL

Rhi-not Help?

We need to do some planning and designing for a couple of very exciting habitats at the Zoo. Just like the rhino, we are putting our heads down and charging forward. The last phase of Adventure Africa includes developing a plan to create a new indoor and outdoor home for the rhinos, a new indoor area for the hippos and a new central pathway.

We need to raise the funds to complete the design for the new rhino exhibit and central pathway.

We hope to have the design finished by 2022, and anticipate construction of the rhino exhibit in 2023.

Please consider a gift to support this effort and make this exciting endeavor a reality!

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Donations of $100 or more will be recognized on electronic signs in the Conservation Outpost within Adventure Africa. Signs will be updated quarterly.

Thanks for your support!

Our Previous Appeals

For the past few years, the Zoological Society has raised money to support elements of Adventure Africa, a new section of the Milwaukee County Zoo that encompasses 25% of the Zoo’s developed footprint. The appeals supported enrichment items for elephants, new habitats for African hoofstock and a new hippo habitat that includes underwater viewing. The elephant and hoofstock exhibits opened in 2019, and the hippo exhibit opened in 2020.

Adventure Africa

Our Previous Appeals

For the past three years, the Zoological Society has raised money to support elements of Adventure Africa, a new section of the Milwaukee County Zoo that encompasses 25% of the Zoo’s developed footprint. The appeals supported enrichment items for elephants, new habitats for African hoofstock and a new hippo habitat that includes underwater viewing. The elephant and hoofstock exhibits opened in 2019, and the hippo exhibit opened in 2020.

Previous Annual Appeals:

Previous Appeals 2013

A water filtration system for the elephants’ pool

The Belize Zoo Entry Sign

Donations helped fund zookeeper conservation trips around the globe

Previous Appeals 2015

A renovated and robust red panda yard to encourage outdoor enrichment

Previous Appeals 2014

A fully developed outdoor gorilla yard to enhance their habitat environment

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