Before you dive into your Thanksgiving dinner, stop by the Milwaukee County Zoo

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County residents who are looking for something to do on Thanksgiving Day BEFORE dinner begins might want to consider a visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Admission is FREE for all county residents with an ID. However, parking and concession fees will apply.

The Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Parking costs $12 for passenger cars, $16 for buses.

Josie, the eastern black rhino

Josie, the eastern black rhino

If you get to the zoo, you’ll want to check out Josie, a new Eastern black rhino that recently arrived at the zoo. Josie is a four-year-old female — and is being quarantined in the indoor rhino exhibit. She will have access to the outdoor exhibit once the quarantine is complete — and if temperatures are warm enough.