henry vilas zoo

How to safely embrace the outdoors in Madison

Outdoorsy options to beat the pandemic blues.

Things may look a bit different with hikers masked up, gardens and parks oriented for six-feet-apart travel, but adapted programming and adjusted hours are keeping the green thumbed people of Madison safe.

Zoo's polar bear dies, officials say

Vilas: Mishka, 30, euthanized due to health problems

A 30-year-old female polar bear at Madison's Henry Vilas Zoo recently died, according to zoo officials.