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Brookfield Zoo

First Avenue and 31st Street
Brookfield 60513
(708) 485-0263

Brookfield Zoo covers 216 acres and includes 25 major animal exhibits. Animals live in innovative walk-through settings that re-create their natural habitats, with different species sharing space just as they do in the wild. The Living Coast's transparent water walls, squishy blue floor made to resemble the ocean floor and 60 animal species from the coast of Chile and Peru give the illusion of ocean depths. In Tropic World, primates and other mammals and birds live together in a rain forest environment (thunder rumbles regularly and rain showers down on the animals). There are dolphin shows daily for an extra fee. Many exhibits include hands-on activities to make the visit a genuine learning experience. The Children's Zoo features domestic animals and wildlife of North America as well as Animals in Action demonstrations. There are three restaurants and numerous concession stands throughout the zoo. Strollers are not allowed in the indoor exhibits.


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