News Release

Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,

May 4, 2020


Brookfield Zoo’s African Lions Continue to Receive Drawings from Kids

Brookfield, Ill.—Since their debut via Brookfield Zoo’s “Bringing the Zoo to You” Facebook Live chat on April 2, Brutus and Titus, 4-year-old African male lions, have been receiving drawings from kids of all ages. The zoo requested the pictures to keep coming and dozens were received that now frame the window of the lions’ outdoor habitat.

Staff want Brutus and Titus to be able to look out their window, so the zoo decided to create a page on its website——and post all the artwork. Kids are still encouraged to send in their drawings to Brookfield Zoo via its Facebook and Instagram pages and they will be added to the ongoing collection.

# # #

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

Photo Captions—credit Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society
7996, 8006, 8020, 8042, 8069, 8090 - Brutus and Titus admiring the drawings submitted by kids.
8166, 8185 - Titus and Brutus relaxing in their habitat.


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


Center for the Science of Animal Welfare

Read about our innovative practices in animal welfare to ensure the ultimate care of our individual animals.

Classes and Camps

Center for Conservation Leadership

We place a high priority on developing and supporting conservation leaders of all ages and backgrounds.


Visit Brookfield Zoo

Create extraordinary connections with animals and nature!

Animal Welfare

You Can Help!

Become our partner in caring for animals and in connecting people with wildlife and nature.