Society accepting donations for medical equipment!

The animal hospital project was designed to improve the quality of veterinary care for the animals at the Zoo and at the same time enhance the experience of the Zoo visitors.  These projects are essential to meeting the high standards of care for the animal collection and maintain AZA accreditation.  

Other fun facts, we average around 275 animal exam/followup exams a year, run 300-400 tests a year, and currently are taking 2-3 radiographs a week! 

Heim Charitable Gift

In April 2019 the NEW Zoological Society was notified by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation that the Society is one of the nonprofit recipients of the “Ronald C. and Pauline P. Heim Charitable Fund: A fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation”.   The letter included that “The Heims were humble people who cared about our community.  This planned gift was established by Mrs. Heim to endow support for more than 30 nonprofit organizations in our community forever”.  

The Board of Directors issued the following news release:  “Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for Ron and Pauline Heim. We are deeply indebted to these incredibly generous donors for their support of the environmental conservation of animals of the world that live within our local community. We understand that Ron and Pauline were known for their love of nature and animals and we’re beyond honored to fulfill their desire to keep that love going strong through their financial support. Their donation will benefit generations of families and children to come. Given that the N.E.W. Zoo does not receive tax payer dollars, significant contributions such as these are vital to continue providing public education, conservation and medical support to our zoo residents. It is generosity like this that benefits the Northeast Wisconsin community and our collective mutual love for animals as a whole.“

Give BIG Green Bay-THANK YOU!!

We are so grateful to the 83 donors who chose to support the NEW Zoological Society, INC. during the Give BIG Green Bay campaign.  Just over $20,000 was donated to us!!

  THANK YOU to all who participated

No matter which charity you chose to support, a LOT of good is about to come from these donations, we can guarantee that.  Thanks also to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and the Green Bay Packers Foundation for sponsoring and putting on this fundraiser.  What an amazing community and amazing event!

  We are so proud to be part of the Green Bay!

Give BIG Green Bay – February 27 & 28

Support the NEW Zoological Society, INC. on February 27 & 28 –          Give BIG Green Bay.


Give BIG Green Bay is a 24-hour online fundraising event presented by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and the Green Bay Packers Foundation to celebrate and support local nonprofits. We are excited to announce we have been selected to participate! This 24-hour crowdfunding giving event will start at noon on February 27 and end at noon on February 28. Thousands of donors will come together to support 31 Brown County nonprofit organizations in this first-ever community-wide giving event.

The Green Bay Packers Foundation is matching every donation to make a bigger impact. Help us spread the word to your friends, families and colleagues – Please give BIG at  to support the

NEW Zoological Society, INC.

N.E.W. Zoological Society receives grant from Scripps Howard Foundation

The Scripps Howard Foundation and WGBA-TV are pleased to present N.E.W Zoological Society Inc. with a check for $2,000.00 to support projects to allow the NEW Zoo to continue to be recognized as an AZA accredited facility. #SHFoundation

The Scripps Howard Foundation (, based in Cincinnati, Ohio is the philanthropic arm of the E.W. Scripps Company.  With a special commitment to the regions where Scripps does business, the foundation helps build strong communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture and inclusive civic affairs.  The Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes.

Thank you for the continuing support…

N.E.W. Zoological Society receives Green Gift from Cellcom

Suamico, WI (October 30, 2017) –  N.E.W. Zoological Society has been selected as a 2017 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The organization received a $750 Green Gift from Cellcom to support new interactive graphics at the Giraffe Discovery Center.

“The NEW Zoo does not have any indoor play areas, so this wall of interactive graphics would be the first of its kind at the facility. The zoo frequently receives inquiries from visitors about indoor places for children to play during the winter months, so there is a clear desire from the community to have this type of space,” said Angela Kawski-Kroening of the NEW Zoo. “It is our hope that this grant will be a first step in the evolution of the building to provide an inviting, educational space that visitors can take advantage of year-round.”

The interactive graphics will allow the zoo to educate visitors and connect with them on a new level. Young children especially need to feel, touch, and play in order to learn, and that is what the new signs hope to accomplish in the Giraffe Discovery Center. With support from the Cellcom Green Gift, the NEW Zoo hopes to have the display installed by spring 2018.

N.E.W. Zoological Society was among 30 green organizations that received a share of the $40,000 in Green Gifts from Cellcom this year. The Green Gifts program launched in 2010 and uses funds generated from Cellcom’s cell phone recycling program to fund green nonprofit initiatives. Customers and community members can bring in their old or unwanted phones to be reused and recycled. Cellcom sends the phones to recyclers who in return send money to Cellcom for the materials that were saved from the phones. Cellcom’s Green Gift program completes the green cycle that starts with consumers being environmentally-conscious and donating their devices.

“Our service area is fortunate to be teeming with non-profits that are creatively using their resources to help the environment though education and activism. Donating your phone allows us to contribute to their efforts through our Green Gifts program and ultimately work toward a greener tomorrow,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs and customer experience initiatives at Cellcom.  Cellcom is proud to support organizations of all sizes, whose work is impacting the community and building a greener tomorrow. The company’s recycling program has generated $306,975 for local charities over the past 13 years.

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.

“Feast with the Beasts” 2017 Wrap Up

 “Feast with the Beasts” 2017 Wrap Up

The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. along with the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) hosted the 18th annual “Feast with the Beasts” event, presented by Capital Credit Union, on August 7th.  The SOLD OUT event was a huge success!  The weather was beautiful and our zoo animal friends were out and active.  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, zoo staff, participating vendors, sponsors, & those that purchased a ticket.  Proceeds from the event exceeded $60,000.00 and will go to support the missions of the N.E.W. Zoological Society & the WRA-Green Bay Chapter.  Hope to see you next year!!

Thank you 2017 Food, Beverage, & Music Participants!

1951 West, 95.9 KISS FM, 104.9 NASH, Caliente, Culver’s, Dean Distributing, Dunkin Donuts, Four Way Bar & Restaurant, General Beverage, Grazies, Green Bay Distillery, Hagemeister Park, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Kay Distributing, Legends, La Java, Los Banditos, Meijer Foods, The Marq, Mustard Seed Cafe. Machinaws, Heartland Pizza, Noodles & Company, Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, Pepsi,  Sam & Louie’s Pizza, St. Brendan’s Inn, Subway, T.Bacon’s BBQ, Texas Roadhouse, The Oilerie,  Titletown Brewing, The Bottle Room, Triangle Distributing, Tundra Lodge, Zesty’s Frozen Custard

Thank you to our Wonderful Sponsors!


2016 Cornerstone Animal Hospital & Recovery Center Project Update

Cornerstone Animal Hospital

Please consider making a donation to help us accomplish our goal!!

The FINAL phase is near of the Cornerstone Animal Hospital!!! The Society has raised over $1M of the $1.5 million goal in pledges, monetary and in-kind donations, and services. Equipment purchase and installation will take place over the next two years, to be complete at the end of 2018.

First Operation in the Animal Hospital
First Operation in the Animal Hospital
Our most urgent needs are for indoor/outdoor caging, digital radiography systems, blood analyzers and other diagnostic equipment. The Society will also be funding equipment upgrades to replace aging diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. This includes digital x-ray systems, endoscopy, dental equipment, monitoring devices for anesthesia, and laboratory equipment.

This project is designed to improve the quality of veterinary care for the animals at the Zoo and at the same time enhance the experience of the Zoo visitors. Educational opportunities involving the Animal Hospital will be expanded in frequency and scope, and new educational media will be placed by the viewing windows of the new kitchen. These changes are essential to meeting the high standards of care for the animal collection and maintaining AZA accreditation.