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...

August 28, 2008

Giraffe Calf Born

Franny, a 17-year-old reticulated giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf a little after noon on August 15. Many visitors were able to observe the start of the birth before Franny went to an off-exhibit outdoor yard to deliver her calf.  more...

July 30, 2008

Green Treefrog Tadpoles Hatch

Over 300 green treefrog tadpoles hatched at Feathers & Scales, and at Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibits. Watch the metamorphosis as the tadpoles transform into full-fledged, adult frogs by early to late-September.  more...

June 27, 2008

Rare Naked Mole-Rats Born

Two litters of naked mole-rat pups born less than a month apart to separate "queens."  more...

March 27, 2008

Rock Hyraxes Born at Brookfield Zoo

Third generation of rock hyraxes born on exhibit.  more...

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