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Resources: Animals and Pets

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

patrons viewing Phyllis Donner Aquarium

Phyllis Donner Aquarium

The children's department at MCPL Wausau features a 650-gallon saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef and more than 30 species of tropical fish and other marine life.  The tank was built by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas and was funded by a donation from the estate of Phyllis Donner, a Wausau resident. Inhabitants of... (read more) MCPL On-site Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment For Children For Educators

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

All About Birds

This website is a comprehensive resource provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that includes an identification guide. Web Animals and Pets

Animal Diversity Web

This University of Michigan resource is an "online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology." Web Animals and Pets

Pets in the City (Wausau)

Frequently-asked questions, links to ordinances, etc., related to pet ownership in the city of Wausau. Web Animals and Pets

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

This website introduces all of the animals that live at the National Zoo and includes resources such as links to the live web cameras. Web Animals and Pets

US Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory

This forensic laboratory is the only full-service lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. It includes a section for teachers and students and a feather atlas. Web Animals and Pets

WWF Wildfinder

This interactive resource shows you where a particular species live or which species live in a particular area. Web Animals and Pets