| || || ||January 12, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dog Days of Winter at Brookfield Zoo
Event features Dog Sledding Demonstrations, Games, and Special Zoo Chats
Brookfield, IL—Bundle up the family and head to Brookfield Zoo to witness members of the Green Valley Dog Drivers (GVDD) and their four-legged friends demonstrate dog sledding on Sunday, January 25.
Two teams of four to six canines each will put on demonstrations every half hour on the zoo’s West Mall between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. During the event, GVDD members will engage guests in some games and have small token prizes for winners. A representative from Adopt A Husky will also be at the event along with a sled dog for guests to meet. In addition, a member of Chicago Wilderness will have information regarding its multiyear Leave No Child Inside program, which encourages families to get outside. Chicago Wilderness is a consortium of more than 200 public and private organizations, including the Chicago Zoological Society, that work together to protect the Chicago region’s natural spaces.
Guests can also learn some dog training tips during a demonstration with a zookeeper and one of the zoo’s trusty companions. It will take place outside Hamill Family Play Zoo at 1:00 p.m. Following at 2:00 p.m., there will be a special Zoo Chat about Mexican gray wolves at Regenstein Wolf Woods. In addition, Play Zoo staff will have a variety of winter-themed activities for youngsters throughout the day, including an outdoor explore game, winter story time, and a hike. If weather permits, play partners will also engage kids of all ages in snow painting and making snow sculptures and outdoor ice bubbles.
Plus, Woof-Field Gifts will be open so you can stock up on items for your dog and other pets. For more information, visit www.CZS.org or call (708) 688-8000.
Admission to Brookfield Zoo is free every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in January and February, including on January 25. In addition, admission to Children’s Zoo and the Play Zoo will be free on January 25. Parking is $8.
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. Open every day of the year, Brookfield 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. For further information, visit www.CZS.org.
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