News Release
 
Contact: Sondra Katzen, 708.688.8351, sondra.katzen@czs.org
 
November 21, 2018
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Ring-tailed Lemurs at Brookfield Zoo Receive Thanksgiving Feast

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7192: Animal care staff at Brookfield Zoo gave the ring-tailed lemurs a Thanksgiving parade complete with floats that highlighted the zoo’s Roosevelt Fountain and Chicago Wolves Skating Rink, and even the Chicago skyline. Ramses, one of the lemurs is enjoying the dried cranberries that donned each float. The lemurs were also treated to a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.
 
7176: Ramses, a ring-tailed lemur at Brookfield Zoo is treated to a Thanksgiving feast featuring a sweet potato pie topped with popcorn, cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables, and a turkey made of monkey biscuits, honey, and water.
 
7202: Dogwood, a ring-tailed lemur at Brookfield Zoo, enjoys the Thanksgiving feast that the animal care staff prepared. In addition to sweet potato pie topped with popcorn the menu also included cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables, and a turkey made of monkey biscuits, honey, and water.
 
7235: Dogwood, one of Brookfield Zoo’s ring-tailed lemurs, eyes a Thanksgiving feast the animal care staff prepared. The menu featured sweet potato pie topped with popcorn, cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables, and a turkey made of monkey biscuits, honey, and water.
 
7268: Dogwood, one of Brookfield Zoo’s ring-tailed lemurs, takes a bite of a turkey made of monkey biscuits, honey, and water. The animal care staff prepared a Thanksgiving feast for the lemurs that also included sweet potato pie topped with popcorn, cranberry sauce, and steamed vegetables.
 
7236: The animal care staff at Brookfield Zoo made the ring-tailed lemurs a Thanksgiving parade that featured floats highlighting the zoo’s Chicago Wolves Skating Rink (foreground) and Roosevelt Fountain as well as the Chicago skyline. The animals were also treated to a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.

 
            Brookfield, Ill. – A holiday tradition continued today at Brookfield Zoo as animal care staff gave the ring-tailed lemurs—Ramses, Dogwood, and Sam Bass—a Thanksgiving feast. The menu featured sweet potato pie topped with popcorn, cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables, grape juice, and turkey made of nutritional monkey biscuits, honey, and water.

New this year, the lemurs had their own Thanksgiving parade complete with floats that highlighted the zoo’s Roosevelt Fountain and Chicago Wolves Skating Rink, and even the Chicago skyline. The lemurs also enjoyed treats of dried cranberries that donned each float.

Many families make a visit to Brookfield Zoo on Thanksgiving Day a tradition. Guests can visit the lemurs at the Hamill Family Place Zoo exhibit on November 22. Admission to the zoo and the exhibit are on free on Thanksgiving Day (a parking fee still applies).

Those attending Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22 can see a float from Brookfield Zoo.
 
 
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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. Open every day of the year, 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, CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit CZS.org.
 
 

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