Milwaukee County Zoo Hippo Exhibit
In 2020 we completed construction at the Milwaukee County Zoo, that provided a fully renovated hippopotamus exhibit that is home to hippos, Happy and Patti. The exhibit is one of eight exhibits in North America with an underwater viewing area. The tank itself holds 60,000 gallons of water and offers visitors the opportunity to get closer to the large mammals than ever before.
The exhibit not only offers a new space for the hippos to call home, but also more spaces for the hippos to explore. The space features a beach area that’s three times larger than their current exhibit, a pool that reaches a 7 foot depth and different slopes that offer the hippos optimal relaxation.
As part of the renovation, the water quality was increased substantially. By using ozone, the water is purified and clarified in the indoor and outdoor pools. In turn, this leads to a more sustainable living situation and less chance of bacteria in the water. Because of the reuse of water, 20 million gallons of water is saved per year.
This project positively effects the zoo and the visitors.