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For the fourth consecutive year, the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington will be hosting a rare opportunity for patrons to see the zoo in a different light, literally.

Normally, the Bloomington/Normal Zoo is only open during daylight hours, however, each year during the Christmas season, the zoo puts outs hundreds of luminaries and Superintendent Jay Tetzloff says they open the place up at night for patrons to view the zoo from a different perspective.

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Because organizers recognize cold weather can play a large role in an event like this, Tetzloff explains they try to keep things happening in their various buildings as their patrons make their way around.

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Tetzloff the evening time of day can be a better time to watch some of their animals. He explains many become more active at night and because of the limited openings at night, it is a rare opportunity to experience it.

Things kick off Friday and Saturday night at 5:30 pm and go until 8. For further details visit millerparkzoo.org or call 309-434-2250.

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