Forget the 'dog days of summer,' bring in the elephants!

Most people would be surprised to hear that I love going to the zoo.

Why surprised? Because I am afraid of a lot of animals. Mainly squirrels and cats... which is a personal issue I maybe should talk to someone about...  but I love the zoo!

Being from the Chicago suburbs, Brookfield has always been my favorite.

It's a great zoo, but on a regular day, will cost you quite some cash to get in with your whole family.

Not this week though!

Today, tomorrow and Wednesday, kids under 12 will be absolutely free at the Brookfield Zoo.

So grab your kids, their best friends, some random neighbors, too and get over there... the elephants are waiting!