You just spent $150,000 for two giraffes. If you did that, people would say you were: a) drunk, b) on drugs, or c) operators of a wildlife park.
Duane and Judy Domaszek are neither “a” nor “b.” They do, indeed, operate a wildlife park – Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua. You already may know about the zoo first-hand, or by reading about it in some of my earlier columns.
The operators of the park for the past 18-years – Duane and Judy, both Portage County natives – are embarking on an exciting three-year expansion that will more than double the park size and increase the number of animals they shepherd. Today, Wildwood ranks second in size only to the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin.
The Domaszeks already have taken a big step in their expansion plans with the construction of a habitat for two giraffes – Teeke and Twiga – which arrived at the park earlier this year.