News Release                                             Contact : Sondra Katzen
January 29, 2014                                                                                Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

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FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield, Ill.—Bundle up and head to Brookfield Zoo for its annual FREEze Day on Sunday, February 9. The free admission day will feature fun-filled outdoor activities for the entire family.
Winter enthusiasts can join members of the Green Valley Dog Drivers and their four-legged friends as they demonstrate dog sledding on the zoo’s West Mall from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Lemont-based organization will also engage guests in games and musher talks with their canine teams.

In addition, guests can learn about some of the zoo’s animals during special Zoo Chats. At 11:00 a.m. they can get an update on the Mexican gray wolf pack at the Regenstein Wolf Woods exhibit as well as the reintroduction program for the species. Zookeepers will bring a red-tailed hawk to the West Mall at 1:00 p.m., where zoogoers can learn about this bird of prey that is native to the Chicagoland area. And, then at 2:30 p.m., guests can discover some interesting facts about the African painted dogs at Habitat Africa! The Savannah.

Joining the festivities will be representatives from Athletico Physical Therapy, who will on hand to inform guests about winter safety tips and activities.

Throughout February, admission to Brookfield Zoo is free on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. A $10 parking fee still applies.

For further information, visit or call (708) 688-8000.

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service.

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