Brookfield Zoo’s Lemurs Celebrate Thanksgiving The 2020 Way

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Brookfield Zoo’s Lemurs Celebrate Thanksgiving The 2020 Way

First penguins take over Soldier Field and now lemurs learn to Zoom!

Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo released a Thanksgiving video early on Thursday morning showing a group of ring-tailed lemurs celebrating Thanksgiving the 2020 way. The lemurs, by the names of “Ramses”, “Moses”, “Dogwood”, and “Butch” celebrated their 7th annual Thanksgiving feast from Brookfield Zoo and showed viewers how it’s done in the current climate.

The ring-tailed lemurs can be seen practicing social distancing and even “Zooming” with two other lemurs who were sadly unable to attend their 7th annual Thanksgiving.


The zoo’s Instagram post read that the lemurs enjoyed their nutritious “turkey” which was made of “primate biscuits with honey, steamed corn and green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and sweet potato pie and popcorn that served as whipped cream. They washed it all down with apple juice.”

The video was posted a day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed concern about the amount of traveling predicted for this Thanksgiving weekend with more than 15 million Americans set to be traveling between states over the next few days. It also came with a warning that Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend last month saw a sharp increase in their Covid-19 positivity rate.

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