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Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc

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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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TripAdvisor
  • The zoo has a wonderful amount of animals for the family to enjoy. Also do not forget to stop by the Trout rearing pond to see if they are raising any fish for Lake Michigan. The zoo was a project of ...  more »
  • I live in Manitowoc so I went here in 2015. There is no charge to enter but a donation is appreciated. They have a wolf, bear, monkeys, some kind of big cats, can't remember if it was a cougar or lion...  more »
  • We visited on Monday, May 22, 2017... There were literally 8 animals here... 3 of them were birds, there were turtles, 2 goats, buffalo, a wolf, and a prairie dog... We thought there was a squirrel, b...  more »
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  • Pleasantly surprised. Great zoo, especially for kids. Free admission. They have a spot for donations, which they deserve.
  • Small zoo but donation based. The animals appear healthy. Much cheaper and better than the zoo where I am from.
  • 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.
  • Free fun with the kiddos who love the barn of course. Donations are appreciated.
  • Very nice smaller zoo. Perfect size for younger kids with a decent amount of interesting exhibits and animals. The staff I encountered were all friendly.