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Not your Mother’s Kitchen

December 9, 2022

December 9, 2022 The two kitchens at the zoo have some things in common with your mother’s kitchen: refrigerator, freezer, microwave, sink, fruits, and vegetables. However, they have many differences: over 110 animal diets, frozen mice, cans of dog food, 50-pound bags of various pellets, and mealworms. Enough to feed an army The larger of…

Internships at Miller Park Zoo

November 10, 2022

The first carousel arrived at Miller Park Zoo in 1945 and has been enchanting visitors ever since. Learn more about this Zoo fixture.

Honeybees at Miller Park Zoo

Where the bugs are

August 10, 2022

The first carousel arrived at Miller Park Zoo in 1945 and has been enchanting visitors ever since. Learn more about this Zoo fixture.

Three baby mulefoot hogs, one looking at the camera

What’s in a Name?

July 5, 2022

The first carousel arrived at Miller Park Zoo in 1945 and has been enchanting visitors ever since. Learn more about this Zoo fixture.

Close up of a flamingo at Miller Park Zoo

The Flamboyance is Back!

June 8, 2022

The first carousel arrived at Miller Park Zoo in 1945 and has been enchanting visitors ever since. Learn more about this Zoo fixture.

The carousel at Miller Park Zoo

Going Around Miller Park Zoo

May 9, 2022

The first carousel arrived at Miller Park Zoo in 1945 and has been enchanting visitors ever since. Learn more about this Zoo fixture.

MPZ is proudly accredited by the AZA

AZA Accreditation – Maintaining Elite Status

April 4, 2022

April 4, 2022 (updated January 6, 2023) Did you know Miller Park Zoo is among the fewer than 10% of animal exhibitors licensed by the US Department of Agriculture that is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)? For over 40 years, the AZA has been the primary accrediting organization for zoos…

San Clemente Island Goat peeking through a fence

MPZ Values – Collaboration is Key

February 28, 2022

Collaboration is one of the seven Miller Park Zoo Values. The “values list” states:  We are inspired by the contributions of the individual and the power of a team. The most common kind of collaboration is among the keepers. Currently six full-time zookeepers care for about 600 animals. This would not be possible without a…