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Animals Enjoy Patriotic Treats Ahead of July 4th at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo

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Animals at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo received an array of patriotic treats to kick off Independence Day festivities.

In a press release, the zoo said animal care specialists created “red, white, and blue enrichment treats for several of the animals.”

The bottlenose dolphins received a floating flag made of sugar-free gelatin, while some of the zoo’s California sea lions and grey seals enjoyed “Happy 4th of July” cakes made of ice and sugar-free gelatin.

Even the zoo’s two 27-year-old brown bears took part in the festivities with red, white, and blue ice blocks filled with carrots, sweet potatoes, bones, apples, and blueberries.

The zoo will be hosting patriotic-themed performances throughout the weekend, it said. Credit: Lynette Kleisner/CZS-Brookfield Zoo via Storyful

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