Media Room

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Welcome to the Milwaukee Country Zoo Media Room. On a deadline and need info about our animals or facilities? How about a photo? Just want to know why flamingoes’ knees bend the wrong way? Just contact us – we’re here to help!

Media Contact

Jennifer Diliberti-Shea, PR Manager


Phone Number

(414) 256-5411

For assistance with news stories, on-site visits, or any other inquiries, please reach out to us to submit a request to our Public Relations Manager, Jenny Diliberti-Shea.

Looking for the latest news about a new arrival or new born animal? There’s so much happening! Check out the latest news and announcements from the Milwaukee County Zoo!

Did you know that in 1958, the Zoo moved to its present 190-acre location bordered by Highway 45, Bluemound Road, Highway 100, and Interstate 94, opening in 1961? Check out more zoo facts, information about the organization, and some history.

The Milwaukee County Zoo was founded over 130 years ago. That’s almost as old as some Galapagos tortoises! Nowadays, we’re a serene home to more than 2,200 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles, with 330 species represented. Learn more about our journey by clicking below.

Annual Report 2021