January 29, 2010

Dolphin Research and Conservation Insititute

The year marks the 40th year of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, part of the Florida Dolphin Research and Conservation Institute (DRCI), which is supported by the Chicago Zoological Society. Based in Sarasota, FL, this is the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population, focusing on many aspects of dolphin biology, including health, behavior, genetics, environmental change, and adverse interactions with humans.  more...

December 08, 2009

Conservation Dinner

Polar Bears International (PBI) and its President and CEO Robert Buchanan will receive the 2010 CZS George B. Rabb Conservation Medal at the Annual Conservation Dinner. The dinner will be held on March 2, 2010, at The Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.  more...

December 08, 2009

2010 Conservation Medal Recipient Announced

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is pleased to announce Polar Bears International (PBI) and its President and CEO Robert Buchanan as the 2010 recipients of its George B. Rabb Conservation Medal. He will be honored at the CZS Annual Conservation Dinner that will be held on March 2, 2010, at The Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.  more...

November 17, 2009

2009 Photo Contest Winners Announced

More than 350 photos featuring polar bears, tigers, butterflies, lizards, and many other creatures of the animal kingdom were submitted for the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2009 Photo Contest. A panel of professional photographers had the tough assignment of selecting a grand prize winner, as well as first-, second-, and third-place winners in the adult and child categories. The winning photos are on display in Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center lobby through mid December 2009.  more...

November 10, 2009

Orangutan Awareness Weekend

participate in Brookfield Zoo’s International Orangutan Awareness Weekend on November 14-15 in Tropic World Asia exhibit. During the event, Kekasih (KAY-kuh-see), the orangutan infant who celebrated her first birthday on October 6, 2009, will be highlighted during the festivities with her family: mom Sophia, 28; father Ben, 31; and brother Denda, 7.  more...

October 14, 2009

In-Field Ambassador for Polar Bears

Brookfield Zoo bear keeper Christy Mazrimas-Ott returns to Churchill, Manitoba as an In-Field Ambassador aboard the Tundra Buggies--where she discusses polar bear natural history as well as conservation and research efforts for polar bears. Read her regular dispatches and view images from the Tundra Buggy!  more...

October 12, 2009

Eden Place Pumpkin Festival

South Side youth and families to connect with nature and wildlife at annual Eden Place Pumpkin Festival on October 17. The event is presented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, and Chicago Zoological Society.  more...

October 02, 2009

Remembering Carver: Oldest Wombat on Record

Carver, the oldest southern hairy-nosed wombat on record, died yesterday (Oct. 1, 2009) at 34 years of age. Carver, a charismatic marsupial and significant wildlife ambassador for his counterparts in the wild, sired nine offspring at Brookfield Zoo.  more...

October 01, 2009

Cookie Cockatoo "Retires"

Cookie, a 76-year-old Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, has become one of Brookfield Zoo's most famous animals and he’s the only remaining member of the original animal collection from 1934. Now a senior citizen, Cookie has taken up permanent residence in the keepers’ office at Perching Bird House, allowing him to retire in familiar and comfortable off-exhibit accommodations.  more...

September 26, 2009

2009 Education Award to CZS

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Chicago Zoological Society has received its 2009 Education Award for its Levels of Engagement program.  more...

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