LATE BREAKING UPDATE: A New Giraffe is Coming to the NEW Zoo!

Posted on 10-04-2023

This is no tall tale – the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to announce the upcoming arrival of another giraffe resident! This new giraffe is tentatively expected to arrive on Tuesday, October 10th.

“The addition of another giraffe is something we’ve been working towards for a long time,” said NEW Zoo Director, Carmen Murach, “but it’s a plan that’s only become a reality thanks to the NEW Zoological Society and the many donors who supported us in building an addition to our giraffe habitat this summer.”

The NEW Zoological Society is the longtime 501(c)(3) fund-raising partner of the Zoo. The Society facilitated the new giraffe expansion which opened earlier this year. Along with lead donors, Lee & Kathy Anderson, the Society raised the funds to construct the 3,640 square-foot addition, allowing for additional giraffes to be welcomed to the NEW Zoo.


It’s official: the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is set to welcome Eddie the giraffe, from the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, this coming Tuesday, October 10th. Dane County’s Henry Vilas Zoo announced today that it is planning for the construction of a new giraffe habitat, and so 14-year-old Eddie will make the journey to Green Bay to join current giraffe residents, Nigel and Zuri early next week.

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