News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
March 20, 2020                                        
Brookfield Zoo “Bringing the Zoo to You” during Facebook Live Chats

Brookfield, Ill. – Currently, with Brookfield Zoo temporarily closed to its guests and many people isolated in their homes in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Chicago Zoological Society staff has implemented “Bringing the Zoo to You” animal chats via Facebook Live. On weekdays at 11:00 a.m. CST, parents looking for ways to make their kids’ time (or even their own time) at home entertaining and educational, can tune in to the zoo’s Facebook page. Animal care specialists will feature one or more of the zoo’s charismatic creatures each weekday and share plenty of facts as well as answer questions. Upcoming live chats will include Mexican wolves, dwarf Nigerian goats, California sea lions, and a tamandua (pronounced Ta-man-do-a).

Those who cannot tune in at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook will be able to access “Bringing the Zoo to You” videos on Brookfield Zoo’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The Facebook Live chats have been scheduled for weekdays while the zoo is closed.

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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


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


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