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Henry Vilas Zoo

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The Henry Vilas Zoo has been embroiled in conflict since its disputes with its fundraising partner became public in March. The two entities have now severed all ties and the zoo is moving on. Read more

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In November the Dane County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into collections at the Henry Vilas Zoo. The concluding report finds no “criminal conduct” on the part of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society, the former fundraiser for the zoo. Read more

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Dane County and the Henry Vilas Zoological Society reach agreement over some $8 million in funds raised for the zoo. Read more

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Unable to get the Henry Vilas Zoological Society to turn over its donor lists, Dane County is asking regular donors of the zoo to contact county officials directly. The spat continues during #GivingTuesday, a key fundraising period. Read more

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The Henry Vilas Zoological Society blasts “thinly veiled allegations” from the Dane County Executive's office that the group might have mishandled cash from donation boxes. Read more

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Dane County officials are worried that hundreds of thousands of dollars donated by the public to the Henry Vilas Zoo may be missing. Read more

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Henry Vilas Zoo

Dane County is breaking up with the Henry Vilas Zoological Society, leaving many baffled as to why the relationship has soured. Read more

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