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Zoo Visits Hit All Time High

Otters at the Miller Park Zoo
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The Miller Park Zoo has broken its attendance record. Annual attendance for Fiscal Year 2016 was 114,311 guests. Zoo Direcor Jay Tetzloff says they are happy to have so many people enjoying all the zoo has to offer.

Admissions surpassed the previous record of 113,641 set in 2005, the same year as the opening of the Tropical Rainforest exhibit.

The City owned Zoo in Bloomington is also celebrating its 125th birthday this year.

A new attraction to the zoo this summer will be a flamingo exhibit. Tetzloff has said in the past that new exhibits offer a boost to attendance that lasts for years.