🐒 Gallery: Miller Park Zoo Apr 8, 2019 2 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save April 8th is Zoo Lovers Day! To celebrate, we've gathered some photos we've ran in the past of Miller Park Zoo. Anteater Zoo director Jay Tetzloff watches a southern tamandua explore her environment in the tropical rainforest exhibit Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Miller Park Zoo. The lesser anteater is common across Central and South America. Their tongue, designed to capture ants, is 16 inches long. David Proeber, The Pantagraph Miller Park Zoo exhibits Miller Park Zoo offers opportunities for the whole family to explore its many exhibits and interact with zookeepers. Indoor and outdoor exhibits feature many of your favorite animals, and offer learning opportunities as well. David Proeber, The Pantagraph River Otters Miller Park zookeeper Wendy Klessig is dressed for the temperature of minus 10 as she feeds the zoo's river otters fresh fish Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The extreme temperatures are fine with the otters, who are quite happy to swim and play in the snow. David Proeber, The Pantagraph River Otters Miller Park Zookeeper Wendy Klessig is dressed for minus 10 degree temperatures as she feeds the zoo's river otters fresh fish Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The extreme temperatures are fine with the otters, who are quite happy to swim and play in the snow. David Proeber, The Pantagraph River Otter A river otter lunches on a fresh fish after taking a swim in a pool at the Miller Park Zoo Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The minus 10 degree temperatures didn't seem to bother him. David Proeber, The Pantagraph River Otter A river otter gobbles down a fresh fish while taking a swim in a pool Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington. The minus 10 temperature didn't seem to bother him. David Proeber, The Pantagraph A Purrfect Day A Pallas' cat at Miller Park Zoo enjoyed a brisk minus 10 degrees Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. He was among many animals who weren't bothered by the cold. DAVID PROEBER/The Pantagraph Red Panda A red panda looked forward to dinner while exploring a branch in its exhibit at Miller Park Zoo. The minus 10 degree temperatures Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, didn't seem to bother him. David Proeber, Pantagraph Guanaco The Miller Park Zoo's guanaco was no strange to minus 10 degree weather as it is native to mountainous regions in southern Chile. David Proeber, Pantagraph Curious otters A pair of female North American river otters born in February 2017 can be seen at the Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington. They currently are separated from their mother, who is isolated with two male pups. DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH Tammar wallabies Two Tammar wallabies graze Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in their exhibit area at the Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington. DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH North American river otters wrestling North American river otters at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington tussle in the snow Thursday, December 28, 2017 in their exhibit while their mother, Tallulah, keeps watch. The zoo staff said the otters enjoy the snow and colder temperatures. JULIA EVELSIZER, THE PANTAGRAPH Max the Amazon parrot Chris ''The Mayor of Miller Park'' Riddle talks to ''Max,'' an Amazon parrot, In the tropical rain forest exhibit during the Zoo's 125th anniversary celebration in 2016. STEVE SMEDLEY, THE PANTAGRAPH Simon and River Simon and River are San Clemente goats on display at Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington. They were born March 20, 2016. MILLER PARK ZOO, For The Pantagraph Local artist The snow leopard cubs at Miller Park Zoo painted art that was raffled off during the 2016 Zoo Do fundraiser. BEN OLSON, For The Pantagraph Clown fish in its home A clown fish swims in a saltwater aquarium at the Zoo Lab at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington. STEVE SMEDLEY, THE PANTAGRAPH Henry the artist Henry, a salmon-crested cockatoo at Miller Park Zoo, creates artwork that will be auctioned during the zoo's annual major fundraiser, Zoo Do, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. MILLER PARK ZOO New Flamingo display Flamingos on display at Miller Park Zoo are part of the reason for increases in attendance and revenue at the zoo. DAVID PROEBER, PANTAGRAPH FILE PHOTO Golden frog Miller Park Zoo curator Jonathan Reding holds a Panamanian Golden Frog at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington in January 2014. STEVE SMEDLEY, The Pantagraph Temporary King vultures on display Two king vultures are on exhibition at the Miller Park Zoo Thursday, May 21, 2015. They are on temporary loan from the River Banks Zoo in Columbus, S.C. DAVID PROEBER, The Pantagraph Flamingo flock Flamingos welcome visitors at Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington. Their exhibit opened in June 2016. Deanna Frautschi, For The Pantagraph A bird in hand Erik Heinonen, a Miller Park Zoo zookeeper, describes feeding tips for Budgie parakeet's to Amy Knauf and her daughter Josey Knauf, 10, of Bloomington while visiting the Zoo Lab building on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. STEVE SMEDLEY, The Pantagraph Happy in winter Reindeer have a thick coat and are quite happy in sub-zero weather, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Miller Park Zoo. (The Pantagraph, David Proeber) DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH Kash makes his NFL picks Kash, the Miller Park Zoo sea lion, picks the Chicago Bears over the Philadelphia Eagles as he makes his Week 2 NFL picks on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Kash went 10-6 in the opening week. PHOTO COURTESY MILLER PARK ZOO Neecee and Sabrina Neecee, right, and Sabrina prowl Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in their Miller Park Zoo enclosure. Jay Tetzloff, director of Bloomington's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, said they use their large tails to help them balance when walking along cliffs in the mountain ranges of central and south Asia. STEVE SMEDLEY, The Pantagraph Hungry leopard A snow leopard looks for dinner at the Miller Park Zoo. DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH Lord Antioch Longhorn steer Lord Antioch with handler Grace Mitchell was just one of the many animals on display at the annual Miller Park Zoo Zoo Do on Saturday, September 24, 2016. ERIN WOODS, For The Pantagraph Heran the Sumatran tiger On a languid summer's afternoon, try to out-stare the Sumatran tiger -- his name is Heran -- at Miller Park Zoo. MILLER PARK ZOO, For The Pantagraph Rojo Rojo has joined the Miller Park Zoo. JOHN TOBIAS, FOR MILLER PARK ZOO Mother wallaby A Tammar wallaby with three joeys in its pouch can be seen at Miller Park Zoo. DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH Wallaroo A Miller Park Zoo wallaroo and her joey (Aug. 14, 2013). 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Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (2) comments Euler 314 Apr 8, 2018 7:48am Budgie parakeet's?? Really? An apostrophe???Budgies ARE parakeets (note correct use of plural). They are the same genus and species, i.e., the same critter with different common names. Does the writer also use the term wiener dog dachshund? Report Add Reply wise 1 Apr 9, 2018 9:16am I think it is to costly for families to go to the zoo...lol...just sayin Report Add Reply Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. 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