Zoos >Brookfield Zoo
8401 31st St, Brookfield, IL | Directions 6051341.834951 -87.848151
Brookfield Zoo, great fun all year long – Taking photos of the animals, relaxing experience, joyful thrill of the wild up close. Fun for all ages and all year long.
The Snow Leopard Wanted to Eat Me . . . – This place is immaculately kept as far as the lawns and gardens. I remember being a little kid and taunting the snow leopard. It really wanted to eat me. People really ARE the most dangerous animals in a zoo. Best zoo on the planet. Taunting not encouraged, though.
Not a zoo, its an amusement park for children... – After an hour and a half, my wife and I left to zoo. There were so many screaming and out of control children there that after a while, we wondered if the real animals were behind the fences or in front of them.
Bathrooms were gross, trash all over walking trails, too many exhibits closed and thousands (no, I'm not kidding) of screaming children everywhere and parents not giving a damn. This is not a zoo, its an amusement park for unruly children and their uncaring parents.
With 2,200 animals on more than 200 acres of land, this beautiful, world-class zoo is a wild, family-friendly destination. – Facts
If it seems like you stumble upon some of the animals, it's because Brookfield Zoo does such a great job re-creating natural habitats. Two million people each year visit the zoo, which opened in 1934. For families and teachers, colorful information displays are a fun way to learn about the need to protect wildlife, and friendly volunteers and staff members answer questions knowledgeably.
Monkeys, orangutans and gorillas live in Tropic World, an enclosed rainforest the size of a football field. The Swamp houses snapping turtles, water snakes and siren salamanders basking on branches and leaf-covered banks. Snakes, alligators, spiders and bugs creep around in the Reptile House, and endangered Siberian tigers and snow leopards roam the Fragile Kingdom exhibit. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins show off their skills at Seven Seas and polar bears, brown bears and spectacled bears laze in the Bear Grottoes.
Sa fari entertaining – A good place to spend the day!
Take the time to meet with animals you don't normally see. Watch out for those gorilla's, they have good aim.
ZOORIFIC – I love this zoo! There is a new Butterfly Exhibit that is incredible. The animals in the African Safari section are penned in such a way that you feel like they are within reach if you just stretch your hand out.
Great getaway – BZ is a great place away from PC's and TV's where kids can run around in a safe environment. lots of grass and trees and animals.
Fun summer activity – Great way to spend a day in the year but especially in the summer
Brookfield Ballyhoo – Always innovating and adding new exhibits to enhance the zoo-going experience, Brookfield Zoo certainly deserves to take its place as one this nation's most progressive zoological parks.
The Most Wonderful Place in the Whole Wi – Wonderful place! Great people! Beautiful Grounds. You can't find any better than this..
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