Zoo to remember Mahal with commemorative wall

CREATED Jan 4, 2013

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  • mahal07, nws,Jack Orton,3 of several - Mahal plays with zookeeper Stacy Whitaker at the Milwaukee County Zoo Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Image by Jack Orton

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Zoo will display a commemorative wall for Mahal, the orangutan who died unexpectedly last month.

Beginning Saturday, the public is invited to bring cards, thoughts, and memories of Mahal and post them on the wall, which will be displayed in the Primates of the World.

Mahal arrived at the zoo in 2008.  He was introduced to MJ who became his surrogate mother.  Zoo officials believe he died from pneumonia.

Those wanting to send cards to the Zoo on behalf of Mahal should mail to:

Milwaukee County Zoo
Attn: Public Affairs and Services
10001 W. Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226