Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Breakfast With the Animals will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. It will include a hot breakfast buffet and up-close encounters with animals. Also, Santa Claus will pose for photos. Afterward, guests can go behind the scenes with elephants Babe and Sophie and watch them paint. Elephant paintings can be custom ordered. Admission is $20; $15 for members. Advance purchase of tickets is required; call (309) 799-3482 or email for details.