News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
February 29, 2016


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Lemurs at Brookfield Zoo Join in Annual Toast to Harry Caray
Brookfield, Ill.— Lily, Marigold, and Daffodil, three ring-tailed lemurs, and Raul and Jose, two mongoose lemurs, at Brookfield Zoo celebrated a day early in the annual “Toast to Harry Caray,” in memory of the legendary Hall of Fame baseball announcer.

The lemurs habitat at Hamill Family Play Zoo was transformed into a mini Wrigley Field, complete with baseball field as well as outfield bleachers and an ivy-covered brick wall painted on a backdrop.

The lemurs will be toasting with apple juice, while eating primate biscuits shaped like hot dogs in a bun and accompanied with Chicago style toppings, including yellow bell peppers to replicate mustard, chopped apples for onions, sliced apples for tomatoes, cucumbers for pickles, and diced green peppers to replicate relish. They also were treated to peanuts and popcorn served in mini Cubs helmets.

The official “Toast to Harry Caray” will take place tomorrow, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North in Chicago where several sports celebrities will be on hand, including Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, White Sox legend Ron Kittle, and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent. The celebration will be broadcast live on WGN Radio’s Roe Conn Show.


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


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