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RACINE, WI — The Racine Zoo is excited to announce that the Zoo will be the main attraction in a 13-episode television show that will debut in early August on WMLW.

Called “Racine Zoo to You,” this half-hour show will take viewers on a detailed an inside look at the Racine Zoo.

“What an exciting project this has been for the Racine Zoo. Showcasing this amazing place, the animals, the staff and our programs will really give everyone a better understanding of our Zoo,” Beth Heidorn, Executive Director of the Racine Zoo said in a statement to Patch.

“Racine Zoo to You” kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 10, and will air on WMLW from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. each week for 13 weeks.

During the first week, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the Zoo’s Land of the Giants exhibit, which features Eastern Black Rhinos, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras and the popular Masai Giraffes. Later in the show, you’ll get to learn how trainers employ positive strategies to train the zoo’s animal population to positively interact with zookeepers during the course of routine care.

“Racine Zoo to You” will cover a wide range of topics over subsequent weeks, including the Zoo’s carnivore populations, penguins, primates and birds. The show will delve into the importance of Zoo education.

“Racine Zoo to You” will also preview the 2019 Lantern Festival – giving viewers a firsthand look at one of the area’s most-anticipated family-friendly fall festivals.

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