New arrivals at the zoo
It’s baby season at the zoo! West Bend is home to the Shalom Wildlife Zoo, a 100-acre zoo just north of West Bend. The zoo, which has been featured on programs like Good Morning America and Outdoor Wisconsin, is filled with interesting wildlife. You explore the zoo via gravel roads. It takes about two hours to complete the whole circuit, and golf cart rentals are available for those who would prefer not to walk. When you arrive, stop by the gift shop to purchase beverages and animal feed – you’re allowed to feed some of the animals. It’s a great way to see some of these creatures up close. There are also picnic areas at the zoo so feel free to pack along a lunch. In the zoo you’ll see wolves, bear, deer, horses, bison, badgers, foxes and more. Now’s a good time to look for the new arrivals. Deer fawns, baby elk and bison calves all arrive this time of year.
The zoo is an easy 10-minute drive from downtown West Bend, at 1901 Shalom Drive.