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Endangered Species Day at the Zoo May 20th 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM This is the last installment of our month-long Party for the Planet celebration. Join us as our Zookeepers give talks about Miller Park Zoo’s effort to save endangered species. Learn about the animals we are specifically helping with by playing a scavenger hunt.…Read More
South America Exhibit Update
We are excited to be seeing the progress on the South America exhibit. The Zoo and contractors have completed the punch list. Now we are able to make finishing touches for the animals. Miller Park Zoos newest family members have arrived safely by transport last week. The anteater and pudu are currently in quarantine and…Read More
Partners for Eighty-Six Years
Partners For Eighty-Six Years In March 1887 when the James Miller family sold forty-three acres of land to the City of Bloomington for $17,000 the property was intended to be used as a park. The city paid $12,000 of the purchase price while those living on the city’s southwest side were called upon by subscription…Read More
Who’s Who at the Zoo- Education Manager
Hi! My name is Julia Benzel, and I am so excited to be the new Zoo Education Manager! Animal care and conservation education are my passions. I began volunteering as a JZK at Miller Park Zoo in sixth grade. As I aged through the program, presented informal programming, and assisted the Zookeepers with animal care. I began…Read More
What to do? What to do?
April 12, 2023 You are cleaning the kitchen and reach for a paper towel and the roll is empty. What to do? Save the cardboard tube and take it to the zoo. You are wrapping presents and have just enough paper to cover your gift. What to do? Save the cardboard tube and take it…Read More
Who’s Who at the Zoo- Zoological Society
Kelsey Rieck- Development Manager In January of this year Kelsey became the Development Manager joining the two-person team at the Zoological Society, responsible for memberships, fundraising, communications, and events. Her life-long passion for animals and zoos led her to pursue a career in environmental science. After graduating Heartland Community College in May 2021, she began working…Read More
What’s new at the Zoo!
Jay Pratte – Miller Park Zoo Director We are very excited to be making progress on the South America exhibit. The pools are in, sand/dig pits are in, and much of the fencing has been installed! We are still on track to have the building and exhibit completed by the end of the month. Our…Read More
Internships at Miller Park Zoo
The first carousel arrived at Miller Park Zoo in 1945 and has been enchanting visitors ever since. Learn more about this Zoo fixture.Read More