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Miller Park Zoo Reopening Friday

With the state of Illinois set to enter Phase 4 Friday, the Miller Park Zoo is planning a reopening.


Jay Tetzloff, Superintendent of Miller Park Zoo, indicates Phase Four of Restore Illinois will allow for the zoo to reopen. While some zoos have already reopened, the Bloomington City Manager felt it was in the best interest of public health to follow the Governor's plan "exactly as written."



Among the guidelines for those coming out, only fifty people will be allowed on the property including employees. Tetzloff asks patrons to reserve a time to visit the zoo online and this first weekend will be open to zoo members only.



The guidelines to reopen brought some challenges to the zoo. Tetzloff says the zoo will be redirected for a one-way route and masks will be required. He notes the exposure to other guests will be "close to nothing."



Patrons will need to reserve a time to visit the zoo by calling (309) 434-2250. For more information visit millerparkzoo.org.

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