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Miller Park Zoo Hoping to Host Brews at the Zoo in July

Like many zoos around the world, the Miller Park Zoo has had its fundraising efforts impacted by the coronavirus.

 

Jay Tetzloff, Miller Park Zoo Superintendent, indicates there have been good and bad impacts of the zoo being closed. He indicates construction on the De Brazza's monkey exhibit is running behind schedule, however, the zoo has received donations from new donors thanks to their efforts on social media.

 

 

Fundraising has become a focus of a self-sustaining model for the zoo and Tetzloff says while they have not been necessarily hurt in terms of fundraising, one of their large fundraising events, Brews at the Zoo, has been put on hold until July.

 

 

Tetzloff has taken time during the shutdown to complete grant writing and the zoo has also reached out to their donors asking them to remember the zoo during this difficult time.

 

 

A fundraiser for the zoo usually held in September, Voodoo at the Zoo, usually receives many items from local businesses for a silent auction, however, Tetzloff says they will not be asking for as many donations out of respect for the finances of local businesses that may be struggling due to the shutdown. 

 

 

For more information visit www.millerparkzoo.org or visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

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