New facilities open up at Henry Vilas Zoo

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – On Wednesday, June 27th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a new facility opening up at the Henry Vilas Zoo.

According to the release, the $1.6 million dollar project funded by the County replaced the building to include more bathrooms, provide a family and breastfeeding area, and feature more accessible stalls.

Zoo officials said the new facility will also include a concession area with a slide up window for sales of ice cream and a new outside seating area adjacent to the Flamingo Exhibit.

“The Henry Vilas Zoo has become a destination for families across Wisconsin,” said County Executive Joe Parisi. “With the dramatic increase in our attendance, our Zoo must accommodate all those who visit. I am proud to continue to make key investments into our popular free zoo.”