Local Talent Shines: Kankakee Resident Among Brookfield Zoo Photo Contest Winners


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Brookfield, Ill. — Kankakee resident, Karen Grillion, has made her hometown proud by securing third place in the mammal category at the Brookfield Zoo’s 2023 Photo Contest.

Out of more than 700 captivating submissions, Grillion’s photograph of an orangutan stood out. The contest saw numerous local residents showcasing their talent, with Katherine Ramirez of Des Plaines taking the grand prize for her bumblebee snapshot.

Experience the visual splendor of Grillion’s photo and other local winners by visiting the Zoo’s website or the digital monitors in the park. For a full list of winners, head to www.CZS.org/PhotoContestWinners.


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