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Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
2.9/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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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  • Quite frankly, I'm not a fan of zoos and also here an oppressive feeling that the animals suffer from a cabin fever stole me at least at the Wolf and the Cougars. Nevertheless, this is a pretty small Zoo which is worth visiting. Admission is free, they ask only for a donation at the entrance. The Habitat and the animals make a clean impression. Dogs are not allowed. Ca.einer up to one and a half hours is around. Tip: at the tourist office to bring downtown a flyer (opened around the clock), there is the tour with the enclosures.
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  • This zoo was great, although small it has a very nice selection of animals and close access. It is free and would be a great stop for the whole family. 
  • We were looking for ways to kill time with the grandkids and came to this little zoo. The whole thing probably took us an hour or so. Nice little trail from exhibit to exhibit. Animals native to the a...  read more »
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