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March 2022


Dear Friend of the Zoo,

Despite the snow over the last few weeks, spring is just around the corner and we are excited to see more of you stopping by! As the weather warms, more animals will be out and about so each visit will be full of new faces.

If you need to warm up on your visit, stop by the Tropical Rainforest - it's always warm and with the newly-trimmed vegetation, you will see something new and colorful everywhere you look.

If you are looking to hit the ground running this spring, the Miller Park Zoo Stampede is March 5! Register online any time before the race starts at 10AM.

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Miller Park Zoo Stampede

March 5, 2022

5K, 3K, 1/4 mile kid's fun run

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MPZ Values - Collaboration is Key

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. Learn more about how vital collaboration is to the success of Miller Park Zoo.

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Frogs and toads play a vital role in our environment and are important indicators of an ecosystem's overall health.

Miller Park Zoo has teamed up with FrogWatch to help monitor these important species, and you can help! Become a citizen scientist and contribute to important research.

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Learn what it takes to become a volunteer for Miller Park Zoo.

Meetings are March 10, 5-7 PM or March 13, 1-3 PM.

To register and for more information please call or email Slivia Schuh at 309-434-2250 or sschuh@cityblm.org

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Upcoming Events

March 5 - Miller Park Zoo Stampede 5K, 3K, 1/4 mile fun run

Run or walk through Miller Park, the Zoo, and the adjoining neighborhood. This year features a certified 5K course. Bring the whole family and stay for refreshments and awards.

March 7, 8, 10 - Junior Zookeeper Program Informational Meeting

Learn about the JKZ program and receive an application. Attendance at one meeting is mandatory to join the program.

March 9 - Active Senior Walk at the Zoo

Take your morning stroll at the zoo! Explore a new area of the zoo each month and learn about the animals who live there.

March 10 & 13 - Miller Park Zoo Volunteer Round-up

Learn about what it takes to volunteer at Miller Park Zoo at this informational meeting. Only one session needs to be attended.

March 15 & 17 - FrogWatch Training Dates

Mandatory training sessions to participate in the FrogWatch USA citizen science program. Participants must attend both sessions.

March 26 - Learn about Butterflies Day

Learn about the butterflies in our area and complete a worksheet for a special prize!

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THANK YOU to our most recent Corporate Members - Commerce Bank and Rivian!

Show your commitment to the community and conservation by joining our Corporate Member Program. Reward your employees or wow clients with unique animal experiences!

Employees of our Corporate Members also receive discounted Zoo Memberships!

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Thank you to our recent Animal ZOOdoptions! Whether you received one as gift or adopted an animal for yourself, the symbolic act of a ZOOdoption helps provide care and support for your favorite animals at Miller Park Zoo!

Camden Bourg - Red Panda

Isla Hembra - Snow Leopard

Nicholas Frichette - Gila Monster

Katie Fortney - Red Panda

John Baader - DeBrazza's Monkey

Olivia Haerr - DeBrazza's Monkey

Ryan and Stacey - North American River Otter

Dana Powell - Snow Leopard

Deanna Frautschi - Snow Leopard, Red Wolf, Galapagos Tortoise, Sumatran Tiger

Lorraine Holte - Red Panda

Kenneth E Steinkruger - Pallas's Cat

Elliot Bainter - Galapagos Tortoise

Charlotte Bainter - Red Wolf

Kayla Renee Smith - Sumatran Tiger

Douglas L. Micklich - Snow Leopard

Benjamin Christian Campbell Micklich - Cotton-Top Tamarin, Red-flanked Duiker

Learn More about ZOOdoptions


Purchase an item through our Amazon Wishlist to have it sent directly to the Zoo or purchase something on your own and drop it off in person.

Be sure to set Miller Park Zoo as a your favorite charity in your Amazon Smile account! A portion of every purchase made through Amazon Smile will come directly to the zoo.

Have a specific animal in mind? Click the links below to purchase items for your favorite animal!


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A Special THANK YOU to our Digital Sponsor

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Miller Park Zoo

1020 S Morris Ave

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 434-2250

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