Hidden Heroes at the Zoo for the Environment

13 Sep Hidden Heroes “Ain’t Lion” About Saving the Environment

Hidden Heroes at the Zoo for the Environment

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at Brookfield Zoo?

CBS‘s “Hidden Heroes” worked with the Chicago Zoological Society’s King Conservation Scholars Program to highlight Luis Mendez, a mentor for the program.

Hidden Heroes at the Zoo for the Environment

Luis worked directly with two students in the program with learning disabilities and helped them overcome their disabilities and work to save the planet!

No monkey business! Our Chicago crew was actually able to shoot some amazing footage of a lion roaring which had never been seen by some park employees!

Hidden Heroes at the Zoo for the Environment

The program works by educating students about animals and conservation, networking with others and making a difference in communities while preparing for college and the future.

Another great shoot and great story for our friends at CBS’s “Hidden Heroes”

Watch the full episode here!