May 20, 2014

Top Chicago Cultural Organizations Join Fight to Stop African Elephant Slaughter

As recent news reports link Chicago to a global smuggling network for elephant ivory that is financing terrorist organizations and causing the rapid decline of wild African elephants, three of Chicago’s top cultural organizations today announced their participation in a national campaign to stem the demand for ivory, close state and federal loopholes that allow for ivory sales and transactions in the United States, and raise consumer awareness about elephant ivory.  more...

May 20, 2014

¡Viva la Fiesta! Returns to Brookfield Zoo

This June, guests visiting the more than 2,000 animals and enjoying the beautiful landscapes spread over 216 acres at Brookfield Zoo can add even more excitement and diversity to their trip during the zoo’s ¡Viva la Fiesta! on Saturdays and Sundays, June 7-8 and 14-15, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  more...

May 02, 2014

Brookfield Zoo is celebrating May as Dolphin Month

In celebration of our commitment to dolphins, including our two dolphin calves and our field research project in Sarasota, Fla. this month, Brookfield Zoo is celebrating May as Dolphin Month.  more...

April 29, 2014

African Painted Dog Conference Aids Critically Endangered Canines

Experts who are working from around the world to help save critically endangered African painted dogs will meet April 29 to May 2 for a conference at Brookfield Zoo, which is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS).  more...

April 09, 2014

Brookfield Zoo Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

On Saturday, April 12, Brookfield Zoo hopes to provide a family-focused and animal-centric day to help children with autism connect with wildlife and nature.  more...

April 08, 2014

Brookfield Zoo Celebrates Earth Day with Party for the Planet

An Earth Day extravaganza is being planned for Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration on Sunday, April 27, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  more...

April 02, 2014

CZS Helps Increase Humboldt Penguin Numbers in Zoos

The Humboldt penguin population in North American zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is increasing thanks to efforts by animal care staff at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, Columbus Zoo, and Milwaukee County Zoo and, more importantly, by some foster penguin parents.  more...

March 04, 2014

"Speak Through Art" Contest at Brookfield Zoo

Join the Chicago Zoological Society as we recognize an American hero, Cesar Chavez, as a champion for improving the standard of living, wages, and working conditions of farm workers through nonviolent social action.  more...

March 04, 2014

Brookfield Zoo’s 4-Month-Old Gorilla Has a Name with Honor

The wait is over. After two weeks of asking for the public’s help in naming a 4-month-old female gorilla infant at Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society announced the winning name: Nora, which means “honor” or “light.” More than 70,000 votes were cast online during the voting period, which ran from February 18 through March 3.  more...

February 18, 2014

Brookfield Zoo Asking Public to Help Name 4-Month-Old Gorilla Baby

On November 4, 2013, a very special birth occurred at Brookfield Zoo: a female western lowland gorilla was born to 18-year-old mom Koola. But the inquisitive little great ape still does not have a name. The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, is asking for the public’s help in selecting a name that she’ll go bananas over.  more...

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