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Press Releases


4/23/15 Birth of Baby Orangutan

2/26/15 New Polar Bears for Arctic Passage Exhibit

2/10/15 Orangutan Baby Shower


12/1/14 New Animals Coming to the Zoo with Community's Help on Giving Tuesday

9/3/14 Two Grizzly Bear Sisters to Be New Residents in Arctic Passage

6/17/14 Paddle for the Polar Bears

5/12/14 Henry Vilas Zoo, Dragonfly Hot Yoga partnering for Yoga at the Zoo

4/14/14 Pennies for Polar Bears

1/28/14 Winter Cycling Relay Challenge to Support the Zoo

What's New at the Zoo?

Birth of Baby Orangutan
April, 2015

Dane County's Henry Vilas Zoo is excited to announce
the birth of a healthy female Bornean orangutan to first-time
parents Kawan and Datu. The new infant, named Keju
('kay-joo'), Malay for "cheese," was born on
Thursday, April 9. Keju is important to the national effort
to maintain a population of this endangered species
through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Orangutan
Species Survival Plan (SSP). Click here for the full story.