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Zoo announces new polar bears

The Henry Vilas Zoo announced the addition of two polar bears to the new "Arctic Passage" exhibit set to open this summer.

Zoo to welcome baby orangutan

Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison is holding a baby shower this weekend to allow the public to celebrate the first ape birth at the zoo since 2001.

Community donates $11K to zoo on Giving Tuesday

Funds will bring grizzly bears, Somali wild asses, red pandas to Madison

The community donated over $11,000 to the Henry Vilas Zoo on Giving Tuesday, which means the zoo will be able to bring three new animals to the zoo, according to a release.

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.

Zoo gets big donation to help bring bears back

Goodman Foundation gives $150,000 for Zoo's Arctic Passage exhibit

The Henry Vilas Zoo took a major step towards bringing polar bears and grizzly bears back to the facility Thursday by receiving a gift from the Goodman Foundation to help with their Arctic Passage project.

Zoo to host fun, free Earth Day event

Activities will focus on educating everyone on importance of biodiversity

The Henry Vilas Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday with fun, free, family-friendly events geared toward educating everyone about the importance of biodiversity, according to a release.

Snowshoeing event raises money for zoo exhibit

More than 70 people came out to Shoe the Zoo Sunday

Snowshoeing is America's fastest growing winter sport. With all of the snow, the Madison community is finding that it is easy to get in on the action.

Winter sport event raises money for zoo exhibit

Participants will learn how to snowshoe, help bring bears back to Madison

The Henry Vilas Zoo and Fontana Sports will be holding three snowshoeing events to raise money for the Arctic Passage Project, according to a release.

Teens accused of helping bobcat leave zoo pen

4 juveniles accused of unlocking bobcat cage at zoo

Kewaunee County authorities are seeking charges against four teens accused of unlocking a bobcat cage at a zoo, allowing one bobcat to briefly escape.

Zoo to introduce penguin chick

Henry Vilas Zoo will introduce the first penguin chick hatched at the zoo in 16 years on Saturday, according to the Dane County Executive's Office.