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Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari


Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center team mission is promoting life-long learning by enriching minds, fostering environmental respect, while helping prepare visitors for its conservation future. The zoo strives to provide positive experiences that last a lifetime with every visit no matter one’s age. Generations of families who have visited Minocqua throughout the years have included Wildwood Wildlife Park as part of their experiences, and continue to make lasting memories with every visit. Wildwood is home to hundreds of animals including endangered and threatened species.

From the tiniest of insects to the largest of mammals, Wildwood Wildlife Park is proud to care for these great creatures. Just some of the many animals visitors encounter during their visit include giraffe, deer, mountain lion, tiger, emu, lemur, tortoise, zebra, marmoset, tamarin, hyena, kangaroo, camel, bobcat, serval, sloth, binturong, capybara, lynx, fox, badger, coatimundi, leopard, gibbon, paca, oryx, anteater, and many more amazing creatures.

The Reptile and Primate Center features North American, Desert, and Rainforest exhibits. Did you know some reptiles are round while others are long and skinny; some can coil up into a ball, while others can tuck their heads into their shells. Reptiles come in all shapes and sizes. Learn about these creepy, crawly critters while visiting reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Also, check out the primates. Visitors can come nose to nose with a lemur and hear them vocalize while the sloths siesta all day long.

The zoo’s educational center is filled with amazing things to see and do. Visitors peer into the world of honeybees and witness honeybees performing their specialized duties to produce honey. There are microscope tables with insect identification learning and also educational tables including; skulls, furs, and artifacts. There are also animal displays including tarantula, lizard, frog, gecko, scorpion, and finches. Zoo visitors will find opportunities to learn in every corner of the center.

And of course, just watching the animals is an educational experience in itself. Conservation corner features videos on conservation efforts to help protect and preserve rhinos, sloths, lemurs, leopards, and tigers, which Wildwood Wildlife Park actively supports.

Learn, laugh, and love the animals. Wildwood Wildlife Park is dedicated to the understanding, celebration, and conservation of wildlife through excellence in education, animal husbandry, exhibitry, and community relations. Daily programs are held at the amphitheater where visitors learn about various mammals, birds, primates, and reptiles. The zoo firmly believes that a little knowledge can go a long way in cultivating respect and love for animals. That's why it works hard to provide a variety of educational programs and learning experiences for visitors to the zoo!

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari

Siberian tigers, such as Wildwood’s Sheba and Shertan, are the largest species of cat in the world.

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