When I called the Park District on Monday to find out about tree damage, I called the Natural Resources Manager.

I did not call out to Trek, but it turns out I should have, because that we had some significant damage out there, including damage to exhibit as well as many other animal areas, viewing pavilions, fencing and pathways that were severely damaged. The director reported to the board that in 30 years, he'd never seen so much damage out there.

We expect that Trek will be closed through February 17.

Above is the beaver, who was cleaning up her own area.