June 26, 2009

Rep. Lipinski Commemorates Brookfield Zoo

Rep. Daniel W. Lipinski recently commemorated the 75th Anniversary of Brookfield Zoo with the following statement in the Congressional Record.  more...

June 23, 2009

Community Scholarships Awarded

Two students from Riverside-Brookfield High School, Rebecca Black and Sheela Turbek, received the first Chicago Zoological Society and Riverside-Brookfield High School Scholarship for Community Conservation Leaders.  more...

May 30, 2009

Dolphins going for visit in September

Brookfield Zoo's three bottlenose dolphins will be going for a temporary visit to another AZA-accredited zoo while their home, Seven Seas, gets a makeover beginning in September.  more...

April 15, 2009

Christopher Family Foundation Contributes $1.5 Million

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is pleased to announce the generous gift of $1.5 million from The Christopher Family Foundation of Hinsdale that will go toward the renovation of the zoo’s old Reptile House into a conservation learning center.  more...

February 27, 2009

Conservation Education Programs Highlighted at Hearing

Dr. Alejandro Grajal, senior vice president for conservation and education for CZS, appeared before the House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education chaired by Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski. Grajal testified on the importance of organizations that offer informal science education.  more...

February 18, 2009

Wombat Joey Out and About

The new wombat joey began venturing out of the pouch last month, first only exposing a head or leg. Now the youngster is regularly exploring the exhibit solo, though never venturing too far from mother Kambora and the comfort of her pouch.  more...

February 13, 2009

Dinosaurs Alive!

Dinosaurs Alive! coming to Brookfield Zoo. Exhibit features 18 life-Size, animatronic prehistoric creatures, including the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur!  more...

February 09, 2009

Ginger the Dolphin Heading Home

After less than two months of treatment, “Ginger,” the bottlenose dolphin that stranded on Siesta Key in December, was released back to her home waters in Sarasota Bay on Feb. 9, 2009.  more...

December 08, 2008

CZS Annual Conservation Dinner

Chicago Zoological Society to Award Prestigious George B. Rabb Conservation Medal to Richard Louv, author of National Bestseller, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.  more...

October 06, 2008

Sophia Orangutan Gives Birth

The birth of a Bornean orangutan at Brookfield Zoo draws attention to a primate species under dire threat in the wild. The female, born on the evening of October 6, is only the second birth of an orangutan expected in an accredited North American zoo this year.  more...

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