Bear Cub Sighting North of Appleton

Here are a couple of pics of a bear cub watching Appleton’s Friday night commute near County A and JJ. Funny stuff, he just sat there watching the traffic go by. According to a couple of bikers he was there for about five minutes.  Click on the images above to enlarge them.

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Milwaukee County Zoo

One of the most popular places to visit it Wisconsin is the Milwaukee County Zoo. Ranked as one of the top five zoological gardens in the world, a day spent at this zoo is sure to thrill young and old alike. 2500 animals representing 300 species on 200 acres is what you get when you visit the zoo!

 Our favorite was the lion cubs.


The Milwaukee County Zoo is home to three African lion cubs, two males and one female.

The three cubs were born on July 24 and 25, 2011, to mother, Sanura, and father, Themba. It is the first offspring for Sanura and Themba, both of whom are 8 years old.

Their names are:

Kiume – Pronounced:  (Kee – u – mee)  For one of the males; name means “strong” in Swahili


Njeri – Pronounced:  (N – jeer – ee)  For the female; name means “warrior’s daughter” in Swahili


Hubert – For the second male; named after BMO Harris Bank’s lion mascot. BMO Harris Bank sponsored the naming contest.

 They are in good health, and are quite active with their mother, and with each other – often running, jumping and pouncing in their exhibit. They can be seen between 10am and 2pm daily.

This marks the first time the Zoo has exhibited lion cubs since 1974. Visitors should not wait too long though to see the lion cubs as they will be moving to other zoos soon.

Zoo Hour’s 2012

January & February 2012 / November & December 2012 – Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 1 through May 25, 2012 – Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 26 through September 3, 2012 – Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 4 through October 31, 2012 – Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Live Bald Eagle Cam

Update Spring 2013, Owl: This nest has been taken over by an owl. George and Martha, last year’s Eagle Parents, have left the nest. This owl is named Bonnie. She is waiting patiently for her eggs to hatch –at any time. At the time of this writing, there was just an attack on the nest…

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Sturgeon Spawning in Shiocton

Spring’s a little late this year, but coming sooner than you think it will be time for the sturgeon to spawn again. Leave it to Wisconsinites to come out in droves to celebrate the cycle of life. This is a pretty simple thing to take in, just drive there, park and step out along the…

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Relax Wisconsin -login

PRESS RELEASE- Feb 20, 2012- Announcing Relax Wisconsin,, an innovative web-based resource that features detailed information for recreation all around Wisconsin. Based in Appleton, WI, Relax Wisconsin helps people find things like activities, dining, shopping and accommodations. The unique advanced search tool lets visitors choose exactly what they want based on variables like location, price…

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12-Foot Falls Park

12 Foot Falls Near dunbar wisconsin

Breathtaking beauty awaits you as you step from your car for this easily accessible waterfall. Then take a short walk to see the second waterfall on this stop 8-Foot Falls.

12-Foot Falls Campground is Rated #5 in the State of Wisconsin in “The Best in Tent Camping: Wisconsin”, a book by Johnny Malloy. 

This 160 acre Marinette County park is worth getting off the beaten trail,  featuring red pine plantations, two waterfalls, rustic camping, trout fishing and scenery. This 12-site campground is made up of a 5-unit camping area south of the picnic area and a 7-unit trailer campsite at the top of the hill just inside the park entrance sign. Located in the Town of Dunbar on North Branch of the Pike River. Follow US-8 six miles west of US-141; turn south on Lily Lake Road 2 miles, then west on Twin Lake Road ½ mile, then south on Twelve Foot Falls Road. Water is available at a hand pump. Opens April 15, closes after deer season.

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Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward Walking Tour

Take a memorable journey through the streets of a turn-of-the-century neighborhood, filled with historical ambiance and architecture.

Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward – the place to live, work, play, dine and shop. Just three blocks south of downtown, the neighborhood is now known as “Milwaukee’s Arts and Fashion District” and offers the city’s most dynamic array of restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries and unique shopping, all in a historic warehouse setting.

Download the free map at their website.

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Old World Wisconsin

Operated by the Historical Society of Wisconsin consists of more than forty historic buildings from around the state. Return to Wisconsin of the late 19th century, when waves of immigrants came to America’s heartland in search of a better life. Explore Old World Wisconsin.  

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Green Bay RV and Camping Show

Found lots of fun and innovative things to do at the Green Bay RV and Camping Show from wheelchairs that go ANYWHERE, to BagALot, a garbage bag that hangs ANYWHERE, to sustainably-made lawn furniture made by Amish in Amish designs that can be used ANYWHERE! Check out all the cool new things in camping. Show…

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Is it time to relax, but you don’t know where to start? Relax Wisconsin! We’re here to help. See the sights or take a tour, Go to an event or take in a game, Play in Wisconsin’s natural resources, Ponder about our art, history and culture. Choose what you want to do, where you want to be and what you want to…

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