Miller Park Zoo reindeer on Twitter
updates followers on reindeer life
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[November 30, 2012]
BLOOMINGTON -- One of Miller
Park Zoo's most popular animals has gone digital. Rikka, one of the
zoo's reindeer pair, has opened her own Twitter account and can be
It should be a busy time for Rikka as she and Ealu, the other adult
reindeer at Miller Park
Zoo, are a large part of holiday-themed
special events, including Breakfast with Santa & the Reindeer on
Dec. 8, the nighttime Wild Lights event on Dec. 14 and 15, and the
popular "Can Reindeer Fly?" presentation on Dec. 16.
"We're always looking for ways to give people an inside look at
the animal world and the conservation efforts at Miller Park Zoo,"
says Jay Tetzloff, zoo superintendent. "This is prime time for
reindeer, who love the cooler weather and have their antlers fully
grown out. It's a great time to come to the zoo and visit."
The zoo and posts updates and photos on Facebook and can also be
followed on Twitter at
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Rikka and Ealu have been at Miller Park Zoo since 2004. The
species, also commonly known as caribou, are native to the world's
arctic regions and are called by various names in different parts of
For more information, contact Tetzloff at Miller Park Zoo,
309-434-2250, or Steve Fast at Bloomington Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Arts Department, 309-434-2413.
Miller Park Zoo file received from
Bloomington Parks & Recreation]