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Celebrate groundhog day with your preschooler at the Milwaukee County Zoo

February 2nd is Groundhog Day! Will the winter season drag on or can we anticipate an early spring? Take your preschooler Tuesday, February 2nd to the Milwaukee County Zoo to welcome Wynter, a new groundhog that will make the annual weather prediction. This event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Northwestern Mutual Family Farm.

This will be an exciting event as the zoo has not had a groundhog available in the past two years. Wynter is a two year old female groundhog who was found orphaned on the side of a road. She was only five weeks old at the time. She has since been rehabilitated and is ready to make her debut.

Hosting this event will be the zoo’s director, Charles Wikenhauser. As tradition states, if it’s sunny outside and she sees her shadow we will have six more weeks of winter. However, if she doesn’t see her shadow it will be an early spring.

So bring your preschooler out to the Milwaukee County Zoo for a fun day celebrating Groundhog Day with Wynter and visiting the other animals in the park.




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