One of the older zoos in America is the Brookfield Zoo which first opened in 1934. It is on the west side of Chicago, is well worth the visit, and we took a trip there one hot August day with Ann and Yuliya. Disclaimer— the two wildest and scariest animals I saw on that day are these two that I took a picture of through the waterfall…..
Visiting the zoo is rather like going to see the staging ground for Noah’s Ark. All these animals lying around waiting for some action, or at least for some food! It’s a difficult thing to keep a large zoo up, and keep creating new exhibits that attract more crowds. Brookfield has done pretty well, but it needs some upgrades in terms of the buildings etc.
And then of course there were the camels who were saying ‘Heat? What heat? You must be kidding. This is Chicago not the Sahara!! Besides, there are shade trees.’