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Wild of the Week: Bison at play

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Brookfield Zoo photographer Jim Schulz caught Ron, an 11 1/2-year-old bison at Brookfield Zoo, enjoying his seasonal enrichment treat on Jan. 14 of a fir tree.


Many of the 400-plus firs used to decorate the zoo during its annual Holiday Magic festival are given to the animals for enrichment or mulched, said Sondra Katzen, zoo media relations manager.

I loved the photo enough to run it as Wild of the Week, which runs some Sundays outdoors page of the Sun-Times.

For some reason, the last couple weeks of the outdoor notes, including WOTW, have not been posted online.

Send nominations for WOTW, a celebration of wild things around Chicago outdoors, to

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