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Milwaukee's Menagerie: Hank the Dog

By Tim on May 6, 2015 12:19 PM

If one wanted the ultimate in cheesy taglines for the story of Hank the Dog, “he wandered onto the field and into our hearts” would be a major contender, but also not entirely inaccurate, either.

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Milwaukee's Menagerie: Samson the Gorilla

By Tim on Apr 29, 2015 2:09 PM

It is time to finally acknowledge the 652 pound gorilla for which many have been waiting patiently. His name was Samson, and he was probably the loneliest of the animals of Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee's Menagerie: Greely the Killer

By MPL Staff on Apr 22, 2015 9:05 AM

His fur may have been white as snow, but in his chest beat the heart of an ice cold killer. His name was Greely, the most dastardly polar bear to ever set paw in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee's Menagerie: Gertie the Duck

By Tim on Apr 15, 2015 9:15 AM

Have you ever crossed the Wisconsin Avenue bridge and gone ‘Wait, why is there a four foot duck statue here?’ Well wonder no longer, person who has never Googled that question!

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