What’s in a Name?

Three baby mulefoot hogs, one looking at the camera

On May 30, a litter of Mulefoot Hogs were born at Coop’s Mound Mulefoots in Carlinville, Illinois. From that litter, one male was chosen to make the two-hour drive to his new home at Miller Park Zoo. The Zoo has big plans for this little hog, and the fun starts with an exciting contest. About…

Read More

The Flamboyance is Back!

Close up of a flamingo at Miller Park Zoo

The first animal guests usually see when they enter Miller Park Zoo is a group of flamingos. Often referred to as a flock, the official name for a group of flamingos is a flamboyance. These flamingos, along with all other birds at the Zoo, have been in quarantine to avoid any chance of exposure to…

Read More