Name a Parakeet for Mother's Day

Location: Hamill Family Wild Encounters

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mother's Day is a day dedicated to honoring motherhood in all its different forms throughout the world. A celebration of those we call mom and all the amazing ways mothers support, protect, and nurture. If you're looking for a unique way to honor mom this year, consider naming a parakeet at Brookfield Zoo!

That's right, you can name a parakeet inside the Hamill Family Wild Encounters parakeet aviary for just $10! Better yet, you can even visit the parakeets on Mother's Day (or any other day!) to say hello and feed them with seed sticks.

Your "Name a Parakeet for Mother's Day" package includes:

· A Certificate of Naming that you can fill out and share with mom or hang on your wall as a reminder that a Brookfield Zoo parakeet now bears their name. You will receive a link in your receipt to download your Mother’s Day honoree certificate that you can customize with a personal message for the mother(s) in your life. 
· A placement on the Mother's Day Parakeet Naming Board outside Hamill Family Wild Encounters (first name only). The board will be unveiled on May 9, of course! Visit the zoo through May 23 to see mom's name. And while you're here, head into the parakeet aviary to feed the parakeets with seed sticks (attraction fee required)! Will the parakeet named for your mom fly to you? Only one way to find out...
· We'll also share the Mother's Day Parakeet Naming Board on our website and social media accounts if you can't make it but want to see mom's name. 

Name a Parakeet After Grandma, Aunts, Sisters, Friends & More!

Interested in naming a parakeet after someone other than your mom? You can do that, too! We want to celebrate all mothers, whatever role they play in your life.

Your $10 donation goes directly to Brookfield Zoo's Annual Fund, a critical source of funding Brookfield Zoo uses wherever it is needed most. This gift allows us to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people and communities with wildlife and nature, including parakeets!

The deadline for names to be included on the donor board is Friday, April 30, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. CST.  Any gifts made after that date will not have the name provided included on the donor board. However, you can still download the certificate noted above. Only first names will be printed on the donor board as submitted to us. The Chicago Zoological Society has the right to refuse to publish names of inappropriate or graphic nature.


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