News Release

February 11, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sondra Katzen
Public Relations
708.688.8351
sondra.katzen@czs.org

Note: A photo of FREEze Day activities at Brookfield Zoo may be downloaded at www.CZS.org/PressRoom.

FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo

      Brookfield, Ill.—Winter enthusiasts can bundle up and head to Brookfield Zoo for FREEze Day on Sunday, February 24—a free admission day featuring fun-filled activities for the entire family.
Zoogoers of all ages can enjoy watching the four-legged friends and their owners from the Green Valley Dog Drivers (GVDD) demonstrate dog sledding at its best from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the zoo’s West Mall. (If snow is a no show, the sleds will be mounted on wheels.) Members of the Lemont-based organization will engage guests in games and musher talks with their canine teams.

Guests also can meet some special golden retrievers from K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs in Addison, who supported communities in the northeast United States affected by Hurricane Sandy as well as the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy.

In addition, during a special Zoo Chat at 11:00 a.m. guests can learn about the bald eagle and meet one of the zoo’s up close. Throughout February, admission to Brookfield Zoo is free on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. A $10 parking fee still applies.

For further information, visit www.CZS.org/Events 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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