Zoo to host winter carousel benefit for Vilas, bears | Events
Fundraisers will support polar bears and zoo project
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.