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The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington has been touting their Master Plan and it's course for the future of the Zoo. Now they have started the first step in that plan.

According to Jay Tetzloff, Superintendent of the Miller Park Zoo, the Flamingo exhibit broke ground earlier this week after approval to move ahead by the Bloomington City Council last week. He says this project has always been their first project in the Master Plan.

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The flamingos will be first thing when you walk in the zoo. He explains 17 will make up their exhibit that will feature a pool, grassy area and a holding area for poor weather conditions.

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Funding for the exhibit came from both private and public donors. Tetzloff says two groups that have been huge supporters of the Miller Park Zoo in the past stepped up to help fund nearly half the $300-thousand cost.

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Tetzloff hopes to be able to unveil the birds next spring but the exhibit construction itself could be done as soon as this winter.

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