animals

Zoo to announce 3 new sets of animals

Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo hopes to raise $10K for new animals

Henry Vilas Zoo officials will be announcing three new sets of animals Monday that will be joining the zoo in 2015, according to a release.

Several livestock perish in barn fire

Neighbor reports smoke and flames to authorities

Several small livestock died in a barn fire Sunday night. The Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies received a call around 5:50 p.m. of a barn fire on the 5600 block of Box Elder Road, in the Town of Medina. 

250 animals killed in barn fire

Barn contained goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, peacocks

About 250 animals were killed in a fire west of Whitewater early Thursday morning.

11 dead, 28 malnourished animals found on farm

Sheriff's investigators receive tip on underfed animals

The Iowa County Sheriff's Department is investigating 10 cows and a hog found dead on a farm in the town of Arena. Twenty-eight other malnourished cows were taken from the farm.

DNR gets feedback on trapping in state parks

Opponents say traps in state parks pose danger for domestic animals

The Department of Natural Resources held a public listening session on permanently allowing trapping in state parks Thursday night.

Rock County Humane Society drops director

Board cites need to focus on customer service, donor relations

The Rock County Humane Society is looking for a new director after parting ways with previous director Angela Rhodes.

Two giraffes killed in fire

Wildlife park building destroyed

Two giraffes died in a fire at a wildlife park in Wisconsin Dells Sunday, according to Wisconsin Dells police.

64 wolves killed so far during hunt

More than 100 killed in Minnesota

Wolf hunters and trappers in Wisconsin had taken 64 wolves through Sunday night during the state's new wolf hunt.

64 wolves killed so far during hunt

More than 100 killed in Minnesota

Wolf hunters and trappers in Wisconsin had taken 64 wolves through Sunday night during the state's new wolf hunt.

Zoo welcomes new baby animals

Baby marmosets, seal, prairie dogs all come to facility

A baby boom has hit the Henry Vilas Zoo, with new marmosets, prairie dogs and a baby seals available for visitors to see.