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August 2019

Orangutan

International Orangutan Day

August 19
Henry Vilas Zoo, 702 S. Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States

In order to show our love for orangutans, International Orangutan Day has been set for August 19th, every year! Come learn about how you can help wild orangutans by purchasing orangutan-friendly, sustainably farmed palm oil (get the free app at www.cmzoo.org/palmoil). Come hang out with our redheads for orangutan keeper chats, training and enrichment demonstrations and more!

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September 2019

International Red Panda Day

September 21
Henry Vilas Zoo, 702 S. Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States

Join us in celebrating one of our most beloved animals here at the zoo... the red panda!   International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2019 is happening on Saturday, September 21 as we join with an expected 100,000 visitors, at more than 80 zoos worldwide! The fun includes a red panda enrichment demonstration, keeper chats, storytime, training session, and lots of red panda-themed activities. Find out how kids of all ages can help by becoming Red Panda Rangers!

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Run Wild!

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henry Vilas Zoo, 702 S. Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States

Registration is open! We are excited to announce that the zoo run is back with a new look, and this year it's all about you! Join us to Run Wild with Henry Vilas Zoo and tell us "Who you are running for?" 5K Run/Walk 10K Run/Walk Wild Child Fun Run (2 distances) Click to find out more!

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October 2019

Penguin

African Penguin Awareness Day

October 12
Henry Vilas Zoo, 702 S. Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States

Love penguins? Come celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day with presentations by our penguin keeper and a live penguin painting session by our 'Penguin Picasso'. Other events include penguin-themed games and activities throughout the zoo. All proceeds benefit African penguin conservation in the wild.

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