Cold temperatures in central Illinois have left a void in attendance for the winter months of a central Illinois zoo.
The Miller Park Zoo's Superintendent, Jay Tetzloff, says it's not hard to see why attendance has not been as strong this year. He says compared to last year, the weather has not been as cooperative.
Even before the cold temperatures roll in, Tetzloff indicates they start to prepare their animals for the winter. He says they have some animals that can tolerate the cold, and others than need to be brought inside.
The collection at the zoo changes frequently, in addition to the crowds being a little down and half the zoo inside and half outside, he feels it's always a good time to check out the zoo.