The Milwaukee County Zoo reported today that its male polar bear Wilhem has died. The veterinary staff euthanized him this morning after several days of illness; he had stopped eating and was no longer able to stand. The zoo will conduct an animal autopsy to determine the exact cause of his illness.
As its oldest
regulars can attest, Jake’s Deli hasn’t changed much since the ’50s. The
business has changed hands a few times over the decades, and new managing
partner Gary Plassmeyer brought with him some fresh signage
Some time ago, Kohl’s Department Stores donated $1 million to the Milwaukee County Zoo with the idea of developing a live, family-friendly theater that would promote conservation and environmentalism through drama, puppetry, games and songs. It’s a program called Kohl’s Wild Theater At The Zoo. Clearly someone’s heart was in the right place on this, but consciousness-raising environ...
Is Milwaukee County quietly attempting to privatize the zoo?
That’s the concern of those who are asking pointed questions about a report being drafted by a consultant who specializes in transitioning public zoos to private, nonprofit entities.
In the 2010 budget, the county board approved spending $20,000 for a study of the zoo’s operations, which was to include...
Milwaukee County supervisors shot down a plan to go ahead and privatize the Milwaukee County Zoo last week, a plan that had been billed as merely a $60,000 “study” of potentially privatizing the zoo. But in fact it was much more.
That budget item actually contained about $40,000 for outside legal counsel to draw up documents to create a “not-for-profit corporation...