Free admission for six days at Milwaukee County Zoo December 26-31

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s final centennial Gifts to the community was announced Monday, and will feature six days of free access to the Milwaukee County Zoo, headlined by the Zoo’s newest resident – Asa the snow leopard.

Every person visiting the Zoo Saturday, Dec. 26, through Thursday, Dec. 31, will receive free admission and free parking.

Operating hours will be extended for the week, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Asa’s journey to Milwaukee began this summer when the Foundation announced it would help the Zoo acquire two new snow leopards for its July Gift to the Community. A young male born in New York, Asa is the first of the big cats to arrive. A female snow leopard from Switzerland is exp