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A Day at the NEW Zoo in Suamico, Wisconsin

Looking for a fun day in Northeast Wisconsin? Check out this post featuring the NEW Zoo in Suamico! It’s such a lovely way to spend a summer day.


By the time you all are reading this post, I will be on my way to Tokyo. That is really crazy to think! I’m not going to lie, either…the nerves are really starting to set in! Haha. It’s also starting to set in that I will really miss being so close to family and friends. My husband and I had gotten quite used to seeing those we love by just hopping in the car and driving to see them. It will be a bit more of a journey now. But we’ll be visiting again in August – which really isn’t that far away! And before I get all emotional and weepy, let’s look at some photos of cute animals…shall we? (Again, if you missed my announcement about our moving adventure, click here. Also, if you want to get more updates than just my Monday, Wednesday and Friday blog posts…follow me on Instagram by clicking here. I’ll be updating that account frequently!)


These photos were taken a couple weekends ago when my husband and I went to the NEW Zoo in Suamico, Wisconsin. I have been meaning to share them ever since, but as you’ve probably noticed, things became a little crazy around here! So, here they are! I really wish I had more to share, but the day we went was abnormally hot for this area and time of year…so, many of the animals were hiding in their homes. I really wish I had some photos of the zoo’s red pandas and their new baby otters – these guys are so cute! I did, however, take a ton of peacocks photos, haha. They were really being showoffs!


NEW zoo

New zoo

The peacocks roam freely around the zoo – it’s so fun to see them walking by! And the NEW Zoo is an especially unique zoo because they let you feed their giraffes! I had been to one other zoo that allowed me to do this…and it was like night and day. The other zoo, the staff was incredibly rude and rushed us away from the giraffes as quickly as they could. However, at the NEW Zoo, the staff is so friendly, and they let you spend us much time petting and feeding the giraffes as you would like. You aren’t rushed at all, and it’s only a dollar to buy a piece of lettuce to feed them! (Click here to see the giraffe feeding times, they are on the right side of the page.)

NEW Zoo giraffe

I always love seeing the tortoises at the NEW Zoo, as well. They have two and their names are “Al” and “Tootie.” I think this is Al pictured below, and Tootie was inside enjoying the little pool they have for them.



The black bear was also enjoying his pool that day – it was so cute to see him playing in it!


And the lions just slept through the heat! They hardly moved the entire time we were there.



If you live the Green Bay area, the NEW Zoo in Suamico is such a wonderful place to visit at this time of year! Click here for more information, and if you’re able to attend..definitely check out their “Feast with the Beasts” event in August. (Local restaurants have stands set up throughout the zoo, so you can eat yummy food while you visit the animals. It is so much fun!)

Has anyone else visited the NEW Zoo? And if you’re not from the Green Bay area, do you have any awesome zoos near you? Let me know in the comments!

I have a few more photos to show off, below, too!

A Day at the NEW Zoo in Suamico, Wisconsin
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  1. jenniferrzasa says:

    I was cracking up at the photos of the lions just chillin’! Also, I think if I ever get a turtle for a pet, I would have to name it Tootie! Over here by Boston we have the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo, and surprisingly I have never been to either. I think I’ll go during one of my days off this summer!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! I loved the lions too! They were so cute and sleep! And I agree, Tootie is the best turtle name ever! 🙂 I hope you get a chance to visit one of them this summer! I’d love to see pics! 🙂

  2. Joanna Joy says:

    These are great photos at the New Zoo. All of these animals are so breathtakingly beautiful and perfect in every way. It’s so neat that you were able to feed the giraffe.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Joanna! Feeding the giraffes is the coolest experience ever! 🙂

  3. Laurie Duncan says:

    I love both of our zoos here, (Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo), but neither of them let you feed the giraffes, and I would love to do that! So cool! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      If you ever find yourself in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area – definitely give the NEW Zoo a visit! Feeding the giraffes is such a unique experience! 🙂

  4. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    What a treat to see these! I loovvvvvvveeeee peacocks! They’re so regal and magnificent to look at. How cool that you got to feed the giraffe’s too! I’ve never seen that at a zoo before. I have so many wonderful memories at zoo’s. They’re really a great place to visit. Good luck on your travels too!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Amanda! I couldn’t stop taking photos of peacocks lol. They are just too photogenic not to lol. And the giraffes are so awesome at the NEW Zoo – it’s such a cool place if you ever find yourself in Wisconsin! 🙂

  5. Lauren-Blair says:

    Fun zoo pics, lady! I’m sure the nerves are real but I believe you guys are going to do great! I cannot WAIT to see Tokyo pics- that’s definitely on my bucket list! XO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Lauren! The nerves were for nothing – everything went great! 🙂 There will be many Tokyo pics to share too! 🙂

  6. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    This looks like an AMAZING zoo!! Those peacocks are so pretty. I actually worked in a zoo in high school so I’m pretty fond of them! The Atlanta zoo is amazing (where I’m from). I am so beyond excited to hear all about your adventures!!!

    Lee – leethrifts.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      It is such a nice zoo! And that is so awesome you worked at a zoo, Lee! I’ve heard great things about the Atlanta zoo! Thank you so much, Lee! 🙂

  7. Bryony Angell says:

    Hey, all joy on your adventures! I always visit zoos wherever I travel too. We have an especially good one in Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo. Those critters at the New Zoo look to be well cared for, that is ideal. You’ll have to share the Tokyo zoo with us!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I will definitely have to check out the Tokyo zoo…as they have pandas! Yay! 🙂 And when I make it to Seattle one day, I will also be checking out the Woodland Park Zoo! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, Bryony!

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