News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
September 9, 2022
HOWL Fundraiser to Benefit Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Care and Welfare Initiatives

Brookfield, Ill. —  Eat, drink, and socialize at the Chicago Zoological Society’s  (CZS) Associates’ 2nd annual Helping Our WildLife (HOWL) event on September 17. Proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit CZS’s animal care and welfare initiatives as well as its conservation and education programs. 

The fun-filled evening features delectable fire and ice-themed hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling amongst the animals. The main event, which is from 7 to 9 p.m., takes place in the Seven Seas Underwater Viewing Gallery where guests can view the zoo’s charismatic bottlenose dolphins. An optional VIP cocktail hour in the Tropic World habitat, home to western lowland gorillas, orangutans, and other primates, begins an hour earlier at 6 p.m.

Tickets to the main event are $150 per person and $200 for the VIP cocktail hour plus main event. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit

The Chicago Zoological Society Associates is a volunteer group of young professionals from around the Chicagoland area who all share a passion for animals and conservation. They serve as ambassadors and support the Society through fundraising events, conservation education, and advocating public awareness for Brookfield Zoo’s animals, research, fieldwork, and education programs.

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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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