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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 to Make Zoo Home in 2015

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

6/17/14 Paddle for 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

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.