BROOKFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — On Monday night, we had the story of Adam Selzer of West Ridge, who has been freezing pants and setting them up stiff and upright in the street as if to represent dibs markers for parking spaces.
Selzer was also trying out freezing shirts.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
The trend has now caught on at Brookfield Zoo, where a set of frozen zoo uniform pants and shirts has been set up like a headless scarecrow amid the Arctic blast. But the animals do not seem to mind it – and some of them don’t mind the cold either.
For a #FrozenPantsChallenge, Brookfield Zoo set up the frozen upright uniform for photos alongside a bison, a 14-year-old polar bear named Hudson, Bactrian camels, llamas, and Lucy the California sea lion – as well as the zoo’s south gate lion statues.READ MORE: At Least 20 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
The empty uniform was set up both standing next to a lion statue and appearing to ride it. The statues have masks on for the pandemic.
Brookfield Zoo is currently closed and will remain so for the rest of the month due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, said in December that it had a plan to bring all the staffers back on or before March 1.