August 25, 2009

Addax Calf Valuable Addition for Theatened Species

Addax antelope calf born on June 17, 2009, is a welcome addition to the North American zoo population because this species is on the brink of extinction in its native Africa mainly due to trophy hunting and civil unrest.  more...

August 17, 2009

Baby Gibbon Branching Out

A 4½ -month-old male white-cheeked gibbon is becoming a bit more independent lately. Thani can be seen with his mom, Indah, and dad, Benny, starting to brachiate (swinging from tree limb to tree limb using only his arms), the species' main mode of locomotion.  more...

July 02, 2009

Sen. Durbin Honors Brookfield Zoo's 75th

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin commemorated Brookfield Zoo's 75th Anniversary with a letter honoring the Chicago Zoological Society's achievements and innovations for the past 75 years.  more...

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...

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