Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Terris Treehouse Sends Thank You After a Wild Summer Day at the Zoo

We love hearing from our guests! Thank you to everyone from Terris Treehouse who signed their name to the following note; we look forward to seeing you next year:

We have really enjoyed our time spent at the zoo. Everything was beautiful, clean and informational. Some of the highlights were the peacocks, Birdhouse and the most popular, the Petting Zoo! We have so many memories and learned some great hands-on aspects. We will see you next year.

Enjoy your "Wild Summer."

(signed) Terris Treehouse

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thank You From Prentice Summer School

Duane & Judy,

It is amazing that every year I bring my summer school class there are  new things to see at your zoo. My students have never gone home disappointed, and neither have I.

You do an incredible job at Wildwood Wildlife, and your love and care for the animals shows.

It is especially inspiring to see you share and teach that to all who visit. 

Thank you for another wonderful experience!

Mary Dunbar
Prentice School

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What's New at the Zoo!

Everyone at the park is understandably over the moon about our new arrivals. We hope you'll plan a trip to Minocqua to visit. See you soon!

A recent photo of our black leopard Teeah. You can see how big she has gotten since she was first introduced a few short weeks ago. Teeah is very inquisitive and loves to explore her surroundings.

The goats are one of our park's more popular residents. Here is a photo of a mother goat with her babies. Children of all ages love to get up close and personal with the goats.

Aren't they adorable? These two Canadian Lynx kittens are just too cute for words. The Canada Lynx is found in northern forests across almost all of Canada and Alaska. It is a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The adult Canada Lynx has a dense fur that is silvery brown but in summer becomes a reddish brown color. It has a short tail with a black tip and has long furry tufts on its ears. Its long legs with broad furred feet help the lynx to travel through the deep snow.

These beautiful birds are Ring-Necked Doves, otherwise known as Cape Turtle Dove that can be found living in the Savannah's, farmlands and woodlands of southern and eastern Africa. Their name comes from a black patch of feathers on the back of their necks. The rest of their feathers are a beautiful pale brownish-grey, with darker colors on their backs. They also have white tips on the end of their tail feathers. Doves usually lay two eggs which incubate in about 15-days. The males sit on the eggs during the day, and the female at night. Ring-Necked Doves rest in the treetops during the night; they feed mainly on seeds but they will also eat insects.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thank You Schools and Groups for Visiting the Zoo!

"Nature is man's teacher.  She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye
 illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the
sights and sounds of her existence."  ~Alfred Billings Street

Education is a large part of the Wildwood Wildlife Park mission and taking part in the school/organization field trips is something our staff always looks forward to. We would like to take this opportunity to thank many of the schools and other groups who have visited the park to learn more about the animals that we share our planet with:

Antigo, WI
North Elementary
Spring Valley Elementary School

Athens, WI
Athens Elementary School
Trinity Elementary School

Bessemer, MI
Bluff Valley School
Washington School

Birnamwood, WI
Birnamwood Elementary School

Bruce, WI
Bruce High School

Crandon, WI
Crandon Elementary School

Elton, WI
Evergreen Christian Academy

Ewen, MI
Ewen Trout Creek School

Glidden, WI
Glidden Elementary School

Girl Scout Troop 7061 Northwestern Great Lakes

Hurley, WI
Hurley Elementary School
MOPS Ministries Range Community Bible Church

Iron Mountain, WI
Pine Martin Christian School

Ironwood, MI
Sleight Elementary School

Laona, WI
Laona Elementary School

Lac du Flambeau, WI
Lac du Flambeau 4-year old Kindergarten
Lac du Flambeau Elementary School

Ladysmith, WI
Ladysmith School

Land O' Lakes, WI
Land O' Lakes Elementary School

Madison, WI
UW-Madison Field Camp

Manitowish Waters, WI
Camp Jorn
North Lakeland Elementary School

Marathon, WI
St. Mary's School

Mercer, WI
Mercer Elementary School

Merrill, WI
Jefferson Elementary School
Kate Goodrich Elementary School
Prairie River Middle School

Minocqua, WI
MHLT Elementary School
MHLT 4-year old Kindergarten
Trinity Preschool

Park Falls, WI
Chequamegon Elementary School
Park Falls Elementary School

Phelps, WI
Phelps Elementary School
Phelps School

Phillips, WI
Aspirus Assistant Living
Phillips Elementary School

Rhinelander, WI
Crescent Elementary School
James Williams Middle School
Kinship of the North
Pelican Elementary School
YMCA Rhinelander

Rib Lake, WI
Rib Lake Elementary School

St. Germain, WI
St. Germain Elementary School

Stetsonville, WI
Stetsonville Elementary School

Three Lakes, WI
Three Lakes School

Tomahawk, WI
Tomahawk Elementary School

Tony, WI
Flambeau Elementary School

Wakefield, MI
Wakefield Manenisco

Watersmeet, MI
Watersmeet Headstart

Wausau, WI
Little Blessings Child Care
Newman Child Care Center
Trinity School

Weston, WI
DC Everest Middle School

Woodruff, WI
AVW Elementary School
North Country Montessori

Friday, June 3, 2011

Announcing the Launch of Wildwood Wildlife Park New Designed Website

The new redesigned website of Wildwood Wildlife Park is live on the Internet with a new look and website structure that will brings a user friendly design with improved readability to the park's long-time and new guests.

"The new look is lighter and a lot more user-friendly than the old design," says Al Scherwinski, Spectra Print Corp. Creative/Marketing Director. "The site's design features vibrant colors and bold graphics, updated photographs increasing the fun factor which reflects the Wildwood Wildlife Park experience. Our Web site visitors are going to love it."

Among the features on Wildwood's homepage are the 'flash tracks' taking visitors quickly to Encounters and Hours & Tickets buttons.  The site is designed to provide quick and direct access to all of the resources guests to the park are looking for. "We wanted the site to reflect the park's dedication to providing their guests with up close and personal experience, interacting with the animals," says Scherwinski.

The new face of the Wildwood Wildlife Park website is the handiwork of the design and marketing department of Spectra Print Corp., Stevens Point, WI.

The online resources are as diverse as the friends and guests of the park; from the educational and volunteer opportunities offered to visitors to the special experiences guaranteed to create unforgettable memories the web site and the launched Wildwood Wildlife Park blog support of the park's mission to provide an exciting zoological collection and education facility for all visitors.

"The new design was created specifically for Wildwood Wildlife Park's online visitors," says Scherwinski. "We encourage guests to submit photos and videos. Current exhibits, news and stories will be constantly updated allowing guests to plan their visit to the park and make it a memorable experience."