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Milwaukee County Zoo's new groundhog will make his Groundhog Day debut on February 2

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo's new groundhog, a 10-month-old male named Gordy, will make his Groundhog Day debut at 10:30 a.m. on February 2 in honor of Groundhog Day.

According to tradition, if it’s a sunny day and Gordy sees his shadow, he’ll return to his burrow for six more weeks of winter, but if he does not see a shadow…expect an early spring!

The Zoo's celebration will include a free raffle in which visitors can "Guess Gordy's Weight." The winning guess will receive a much sought-after groundhog-themed headband, slippers, and groundhog plush toy.

Excited fans can also prepare for the big day by downloading the “Gordy the Groundhog Coloring Sheet” from the Zoo’s website. Color the sheet, bring it to the Zoo on Groundhog Day, and you’ll be entered to win a special Groundhog Prize Package.

Also on February 2, the Zoo hosts Family Free Day sponsored by North Shore Bank. All Zoo visitors receive FREE admission; the parking and regular concessions and attractions fees apply.

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