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Brookfield Zoo encounters: Feed a giraffe or pet a penguin

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Here?s a chance to get up close and personal with giraffes and penguins at Brookfield Zoo. (WLS)

Have you ever fed a giraffe or mingled with a penguin? Here's a chance to get up close and personal with these animals at Brookfield Zoo.



Guests at the zoo's Habitat Africa exhibit can buy a giraffe a treat for $10, then let the animal reach down and take the morsel right from their hand.

The offer runs on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through Labor Day or until the greens are gone, which will depend on the weather.

Guests can also participate in a penguin encounter at the Living Coast exhibit for $40. The penguins are free to waddle up to guests for photos or just a face-to-face meeting.

Each session lasts 45 minutes and is limited to 20 people. These encounters are offered throughout the year, every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to guests age 5 and up. Children between ages 5 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Interested? CLICK HERE to register.

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