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Services / 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

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.  MCPL Online Computers and Technology Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment Finance and Investment Government

Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they 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