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Zoo to host winter carousel benefit for Vilas, bears
Zoo to host winter carousel benefit for Vilas, bears

Fundraisers will support polar bears and zoo project    

Henry Vilas Zoo said it will host two winter carousel ride fundraiser events in early 2013 to benefit the Animal Health Center and Polar Bears International.

The zoo carousel will be open Jan. 19 and Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for carousel rides, refreshments, kids’ craft activities and photos with Vilas mascot Henry the Lion.

Rides will cost $2 and organizers will ask attendees make a donation for refreshments and craft activities.

  • On Jan. 19, proceeds from the event will benefit the zoo’s new Animal Health Center, which is still under construction. The animal hospital will help care for the zoo's critters on site.
  • On Feb. 23 the zoo will celebrate Polar Bear Day. Along with carousel rides there will be activities at the Vilas Visitor Center. Proceeds from the February gathering will benefit Polar Bears International.

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