Aug 22, 2019

The Milwaukee Zoo ~

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their
 cousins in the wild. The most dangerous
 animal in a zoo is man...

The Milwaukee County Zoo is a zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 operated by the Milwaukee County parks Commission. The 
zoo houses 1,800 animals and covers an area of 190 acres.

 It is noted for the second birth of polar bears and siamangs
 in captivity and for their locally famous gorilla Samson,
 who lived from 1950 to 1981 and whose bones are 
now on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum. 

The zoo is also home to one of the largest group of
 bonobos in one location outside their native Democratic
 Republic of the Congo and has two cheetahs from
 the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

I love Zoo's and this zoo did not disappoint.  There
is so much to see we had to prioritize what we saw. 
 Definitely would recommend going there.

 The zoo was amazing and here are a few of my favorites:

The tiger was Arvid's favorite.

The Hyena was huge.

The Penguins were always busy.

The Lion.  Slept all the time.

The Prairie Dog was funny.  Looked like a rabbit nibbling on a carrot.

This Brown Bear looked very sad and lonely.
 If there was another bear, we did not see her.

The Milwaukee County Zoo is now home to two, 9-year
old, female cheetahs acquired from the Wildlife Safari
in Winston, Oregon. Although unrelated, the cheetahs 
get along quite nicely and are often seen in very close 
proximity to one another in their outdoor exhibit.

Imara weighs in at 90 pounds, while Kira tops the scale at 100
 pounds.Each cheetah is fed just over 3 pounds of Nebraska 
Premium Beef daily. Treats include chicken and pork.

This baby giraffe was born on July 13 in the Milwaukee Zoo.
 and recorded a weight of about 152 pounds, and a height 
of approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall.  Happy baby.

The giraffe family was adorable and one was allowed to feed them. 
Of course with special supervision and for an little extra charge.

I love every moment at the zoo.  At times I was 
saddened when I saw the animals in captivity.  On the
 other hand, Arvid reminded me of something important. 

 People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren't for zoos,
 we would have so many species that would be extinct today.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. 
Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside 
of yourself to make you happy in the future. 
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend,
 whether it's at work or with your family. Every 
minute should be enjoyed and savored