What's New: Center for the Science of Animal Welfare

At Brookfield Zoo

Animal Ambassadors!

Center For Animal Welfare

Species Survival Plans

Center For Animal Welfare

Digital Imaging for Veterinary Care

The Science of Animal Care

One of the exciting new challenges in enhancing high-level animal care in zoos is applying a broad range of sciences to evaluate animal well-being. The Chicago Zoological Society has addressed this challenge by establishing the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare (CSAW), a program designed to advance the science of “animal-directed” care at Brookfield Zoo.

With CSAW, the Society is expanding the field through innovation— combining scientific study and animal husbandry to develop the best possible management practices.This is leading to a suite of tools to evaluate animal well being from an animal-centric perspective, and building on the existing programs that CZS has established.

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Conservation Fund: You Can Help!

Your donation to the Conservation Fund goes toward the Chicago Zoological Society's conservation research and education efforts at Brookfield Zoo and around the world!

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