Animal Enrichment Day, from 1 to 3 p.m., offers guests a chance to
see how zookeepers make the lives of Miller Park Zoo animals more
exciting by encouraging the natural wild behavior of the creatures.
Enrichment of an animal's environment is a process that stimulates
behaviors such as foraging and hunting.
"Animal care staff at zoos
work hard to keep things new and interesting for the animals in
their care," says Jay Tetzloff, zoo superintendent. "On Saturday
afternoon our guests will see some of the more unique and creative
ways our keepers work to encourage natural behavior."
One of those unique activities will involve zookeepers building
activities for the red ruffed lemurs, Sumatran tiger, sun bear and
This special event is free with zoo admission.
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Miller Park Zoo is located at 1020 S. Morris Ave. in Bloomington
and is open each day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For additional information, visit
Miller Park Zoo file received from
Bloomington Parks & Recreation]