News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
November 23, 2021
Brookfield Zoo Facebook Live Chat to Feature Ring-tailed Lemurs Enjoying Thanksgiving Feast

Brookfield, Ill. —Before families and friends gather for their Thanksgiving Day meal, they can tune in a day early to watch the ring-tailed lemurs at Brookfield Zoo enjoy a feast of their own during a special Facebook Live chat on Wednesday, November 24, at 11 a.m. During the chat, an animal care specialist will share fun facts about the lemurs and answer questions from viewers.

The 8th annual Thanksgiving setting for the lemurs—Ramses, Dogwood, and Butch—will feature a meal with all the trimmings as well as a football game on a TV screen that staff created.

Animal care staff has prepared a nutritious menu, including a turkey made of primate biscuits with honey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce made of sugar free gelatin and dried cranberries, steamed corn and green beans, and a pumpkin-sweet potato pie with a primate biscuit crust topped with popcorn to serve as whipped cream.

Many families make a visit to Brookfield Zoo on Thanksgiving Day a tradition. Guests can visit the lemurs as well as their other favorite animals on November 25. Admission to the zoo is free on Thanksgiving Day (a parking fee still applies).

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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. 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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