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Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc

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#12 of 17 in Zoos & Aquariums in Wisconsin
Lincoln Park Zoo is a small municipal zoo located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The zoo has just under 200 animals, including black bear, bald eagle, cougar, lynx and others. It is situated along the Little Manitowoc River and provides a deck for viewing ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, and many other birds that gather along the river.ExhibitsBig Red BarnThe Lincoln Park Zoo's Big Red Barn was built in 2000 with the support of the Manitowoc County Farm Bureau and Manitowoc County Dairy Promotions. The barn is located on the north end of the zoo. The Big Red Barn is home to a variety of young farm animals, on loan from local farmers. Chickens, goats, lop-eared rabbits, pigs and turkeys are housed at the Big Red Barn.Education CenterThe Zoo's Education Center is located on the second floor of the Education and Animal Care Building and is home to Wisconsin native reptiles, insects, amphibians, fish and birds.AnimalsAsiatic black bearBald eagleBisonCougarDucksGreat horned owlGeeseGrey wolfPheasants and quailsPigeonsPrairie dogsRed-tailed hawkSandhill craneSnow leopardTurkey vultureWhite-tailed deerIncidents In 1994 a timber wolf attacked a child and ripped off his right arm, prompting other Wisconsin zoos to review their own safety. In 2007, two cougars were released from their cages at the zoo by unknown vandals. In 2010, a woman had two fingers bitten off after she ignored barriers to try to feed an Asiatic black bear.
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  • A great concept - FREE zoo without crowds. The visit would take about an 1-2 hours with small children, but less with older. But at the cost, it is worth a walk around.  more »
  • So... my Chicago born and raised kids have been to the fabulous big city zoos several times. Although impressive, they leave me feeling exhausted, broke, and well....annoyed . I am also a little unsur...  more »
  • This is a lovely little find for young families. It's a small zoo with about 2 dozen exhibits, but it's free, it's laid out in an easy-to-navigate way, and there's ample shade and seating areas. The a...  more »
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  • Pleasantly surprised. Great zoo, especially for kids. Free admission. They have a spot for donations, which they deserve.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo is free but accepts donations which they truly deserve, the animals look well taken care of, and a great place for young kids.
  • Small zoo but donation based. The animals appear healthy. Much cheaper and better than the zoo where I am from.
  • Nice little zoo, still free but takes donations, mostly native animals to the area
  • Great zoo! Sign says they close at 3 :00 winter hours but sometimes close earlier than that. So if you go. Go before 2:00.

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