Lincoln Park Zoo (Manitowoc)
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Lincoln Park Zoo Manitowoc
Lincoln Park Zoo
Manitowoc Zoo Logo.png
Location 1215 North 8th Street
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
Land area 20 acres
No. of animals <200
Owner City of Manitowoc
Website Lincoln Park Zoo

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.[1] 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.

Exhibits

Big Red Barn

The 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.[2] 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 Center

The 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.

Animals

  • Asiatic black bear
  • Bald eagle
  • Bison
  • Cougar
  • Ducks
  • Great horned owl
  • Geese
  • Grey wolf
  • Pheasants and quails
  • Pigeons
  • Prairie dogs
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Sandhill crane
  • Snow leopard
  • Turkey vulture
  • White-tailed deer

Incidents

  • In 1994 a timber wolf attacked a child and ripped off his right arm, prompting other Wisconsin zoos to review their own safety.[3]
  • In 2007, two cougars were released from their cages at the zoo by unknown vandals.[4]
  • In 2010, a woman had two fingers bitten off after she ignored barriers to try to feed an Asiatic black bear.[5]

References

  1. ^ "LINCOLN PARK ZOO". Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Department. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Big Red Barn". City of Manitowoc. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ Causey, James (Dec 30, 1994). "Attack in Manitowoc spurs zoo safety call". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Hunt is on for Vandals that Freed Cougars from Cage". WSAW-TV. Associated Press. December 28, 2007. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Woman bitten by bear at Wis. zoo, fingers severed". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015. 

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