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Wildwood Zoo is a FREE Zoo! Come visit and enjoy your time with the animals.
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ZOO NEWS

Wildwood Zoo Hours:
May 3 - September 14
Daily, 7:30am-7:30pm
September 15 - October 12
Daily, 7:30am-6:00pm
October 13 - May 4
Mon-Sat, 7:30am-2:30pm
Sunday, 7:30am-12:30pm

Large Animal Drive:
Year Round:
7:30am - 10:30pm

Death of Madilyne the Wolf

Madilyne, our 15 year old female wolf, died on June 21, 2013.  Her health had been declining over the past year. Wolves in the wild rarely live longer than 6 or 7 years.  The record for a wolf in captivity is 20 years.

Visit the New Foxes
Shadow and Blizzard are out and about in their new permanent exhibit.  They are lots of fun to watch so be sure to visit them soon. Shadow the gray fox arrived at the zoo in May 2012. Blizzard, an Arctic fox, joined Shadow in late July. Their exhibit has been built with help from Wildwood Zoological Society and the Kiwanis Club. The new exhibit is next to the rabbit enclosure.

Baby Bison, Baby Deer, and White Deer
Wildwood Zoo happily welcomed a new baby bison in May 2013.  A second baby is expected this summer.  Three baby bison were born in 2012. 

For the first time in many years the zoo has baby deer!  Three fawns were born in May.  

A white, white-tailed deer joined the zoo this spring as well.  Her name is Independence or Indy in honor of her July 4th birthday.  She is not an albino, but a white phased deer.

Taxidermy Mounts Needed
Need a new home for that taxidermy mount that no longer fits your decor?
Consider donating it to Wildwood Zoo for use in education programs.
North American animals preferred.

Call Michelle Weidner, Education Coordinator for more information, 715-486-2059.

Zoo Crew
Zoo Crew is just $5/child/year.
Join the Zoo Crew today and take advantage of fun, educational meetings where you can learn more about animals!

Death of Ms. Grizz
We are sad to announce that Ms. Grizz, the 40-year-old grizzly bear at Wildwood Zoo, passed away on September 21, 2011. Click here to read more.

Zoo Animal Adoption Program
Remember, we have a Zoo Animal Adoption Program, allowing visitors to become involved at the zoo in a whole new way! The Zoo Kiosk is filled with zoo information and lots of fun activities the entire family will enjoy! If it has been awhile since you stopped by the zoo, there has never been a more exciting time to visit us again! We look forward to seeing you!

VISION STATEMENT
Provide Marshfield and all visitors to Central Wisconsin a natural park environment and family adventure through viewing natural displays of North American animals.The Zoo will be a place to observe and celebrate the diversity of wildlife, educate visitors regarding wildlife survival and habitat preservation, and will emphasize conservation of threatened species.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Wildwood Zoo is to foster an understanding of our partnership with nature and the environment through animal conservation, education, and recreational opportunities.

Wildwood Zoo Hours
May 3 - Sept. 14
Daily, 7:30am-7:30pm
Sept. 15 - Oct. 12
Daily, 7:30am-6:00pm
Oct. 13 - May 4
Mon-Sat 7:30am-2:30pm
Sun, 7:30am-12:30pm


Zoo's Large Animal Drive
Year Round:
7:30am - 10:30pm
Wildwood Park
Year Round:

6:00am - 10:00pm

Contact Wildwood Zoo
Physical Address:
608 W 17th St
Mailing Address:
PO Box 523
Marshfield, WI 5449
Phone: 715-384-4642
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