Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington has seen a a busy year with their animals giving birth.
The Zoo so far this summer has seen several animals give birth to babies, and zoo officials are glad to see it. Jay Tetzloff is the Miller Park Zoo Superintendent, he says some of the more rare animals the zoo has have given birth this summer.
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Many of the newborns are starting to get out on their own now. Tetzloff says along with the new born animals, the zoo is also been adding to their exhibits throughout the summer. Continuing to add to their exhibits is a goal of the zoo's right now.
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The zoo recently saw their Red Wolf pair "Bruser" and "Kai" give birth to pups, and some of those pups were released into the wild. Tetzloff says the pups that are still at the zoo are doing well. As for the pups that were released into the wild, they may never hear how they are doing. He says the area they are released into is such a large area, keeping tabs on all of them is very tough.
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Tetzloff says the zoo has pictures of the babies on their website and it is updated several times a week. The zoo is open 7-days a week from 9:30-4:30 throughout the year.