What a fabulous place to view animals in captivity. I mean, if we must hold them hostage, at least they get a gorgeous decently comfortable environment at this zoo. It's a really beautiful place full of all kinds of exotic and domestic animals. I've known some of the zoo-keepers and do feel that they have the utmost respect for the lives of their inmates. Brookfield has a wonderful Dolphin show which is sure to be of fun for kids of all ages. They also host a number of holiday events and parades to attract families. You can picnic on their flowered gardens or take a stroll through their numerous interpretations of foreign continents. It's educational and enlightening. In fact, it sort of makes me feel sorry for those animals who are not part of the zoo society.