Celebrate Mom's special day with a trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8. All mothers receive free admission.

To bring attention to the crisis facing orangutans in the wild, primate area zookeepers and volunteers will host a special event in the Primates of the World building called 'M.O.M.,' (Missing Orangutan Mothers). Activities are designed to raise awareness of the devastating effects of nonsustainable palm oil production on the orangutan's rain forest habitat, and how we can help conserve the species in the wild.

The day will feature children's activities, conservation information and craft items for sale to support orangutan rescue and rehabilitation.

The Milwaukee County Zoo partners with other zoos across North America and the world in support of Orangutan Outreach and their annual M.O.M. events.

Children may also create fun monkey masks to wear during their visit to the zoo. Activities take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and proceeds benefit Orangutan Outreach. Learn more about Orangutan Outreach at

The zoo is open on Mother's Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee County residents with I.D. receive $1.75 off regular zoo admission. Regular Zoo admission is $14.25 for adults, $11.25 for ages 3-12, $13.25 for seniors age 60 and older, and free for children 2 and under. Parking is $12.

For more details, call the zoo's marketing and communications division, (414) 256-5466.

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