News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
December 26, 2021

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Brookfield Zoo is “Bringing the Zoo to You”
Tune in for special Facebook Live chats during last week of 2021

Brookfield, Ill. — During the last week of 2021 when most children are on winter break from school and adults are taking some time off from work, Brookfield Zoo will be hosting special “Bringing the Zoo to You” Facebook Live chats. Tune in December 27-30 at 10 a.m., to watch animal care specialists as they share interesting and fun facts about the animals as well as answer questions from viewers.

Animals being featured during the winter-break live chats are:

  • - Reindeer on Monday, December 27
  • - Red panda on Tuesday, December 28
  • - Bactrian camel on Wednesday, December 29
  • - Peanut and Celia, two of the zoo’s gray seals, on Thursday, December 30

Those who cannot tune in to watch the chats live, can access “Bringing the Zoo to You” videos on Brookfield Zoo’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Families can also visit many of the zoo’s animals in person during the final week of Holiday Magic®, presented by ComEd and Meijer. The final days are December 26-31 from 3 to 9 p.m. (Brookfield Zoo will not open until 3 p.m. on Holiday Magic days.) Prior to arriving at the zoo for an evening filled with memorable moments, guests are required to secure advanced admission and parking tickets online at

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About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities 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 its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. The zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, and CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit


Sondra Katzen
Media Relations Manager
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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