News Release                                             Contact : Sondra Katzen
August 12, 2014                                                                                   Public Relations
                                                                                                            708.688.8351
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 sondra.katzen@czs.org

Note: Images of Kratt Brothers may be downloaded at CZS.org/PressRoom.

Kratt Brothers to Perform Live at Brookfield Zoo!
Fun-Filled Wild Kratts Adventure to Take Place August 23 and 24

Brookfield, Ill.—Popular wildlife experts and entertainers Chris and Martin Kratt from the Emmy-nominated PBS show “Wild Kratts” will teach kids of all ages about rare wildlife behaviors during two fun days at Brookfield Zoo. The Amazon Adventure Shows will take place on the zoo’s West Mall on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Prior to each show, members of the zoo’s Animal Programs staff will present informal Zoo Chats featuring a wallaby, a tamandua (a small anteater), and a boa constrictor. After the show each day, the Kratt Brothers will sign autographs from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The shows, which are sponsored by McDonald’s Owners/Operators of Chicago and Northwest Indiana, are free with regular zoo admission of $16.95 for adults and $11.95 for children ages 3-11 and seniors age 65 and over. Children 2 and under are free. Parking is $10. Due to the Kratt Brothers’ popularity, those planning on visiting the zoo on August 23 and 24 should consider taking public transportation including the new Brookfield Zoo Express from the CTA Red, Pink, Green and Blue Lines. Visit www.CZS.org/PublicTransport for schedule and route information. For further information, visit www.CZS.org/Events or call (708) 688-8000.

The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire 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 Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for Brookfield Zoo's innovative, naturalistic, multispecies exhibits and for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. For further information, visit www.CZS.org.

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