July 03, 2014

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon Born at Brookfield Zoo

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce the birth of a male white-cheeked gibbon on June 9. The infant is the third male born to Indah, 25, in the last five years.  more...

June 12, 2014

Bison Calves Born at Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce the recent births of two bison calves: a male calf born to Leotie, 5, on May 31 and a female born to Lucy, 5, on June 6. Ron, 14, is the sire of both calves. Bison are the symbol of the Chicago Zoological Society because they are one of the first North American conservation success stories.  more...

April 29, 2014

African Painted Dog Experts Meet

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). The African painted dog is critically endangered due to habitat loss, human encroachment...  more...

April 02, 2014

Penguin Chick at Brookfield Zoo

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...

January 03, 2014

Grey Seal Pup Born at Brookfield Zoo

A male grey seal pup was born on New Year’s Day around 7:00 a.m., the first of its species ever born at the zoo. He and his mother, Lily, 10, will remain off exhibit for several weeks to allow them time to bond with one another. Grey seal pups are born with long white fur called lanugo (pronounced la-noo-go), which is molted in two to four weeks and replaced with shorter, stiffer hair similar to that of adults.  more...

September 27, 2013

Conservation Leadership Awards

Recognized for their significant impact on conservation efforts locally and around the globe, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, honored three recipients with its 2013 Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards were presented to the Getz Family, Walgreen Co. and Randall Wells, Ph.D., of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program.  more...

August 28, 2013

Snow Leopard Cub

A 3-month-old snow leopard cub born at Brookfield Zoo on June 13 made his public debut for zoo guests today. The cub, who now weighs nearly 15 pounds, can be seen on exhibit with his 3-year-old mom, Sarani.  more...

July 24, 2013

Blanding's Turtle Release Program

Blanding’s turtles are endangered in Illinois and threatened nationwide, but the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), in collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, is leading an initiative to increase the local wild population. The breeding and release program includes a new outdoor Blanding’s turtle habitat at the zoo’s Dragonfly Marsh exhibit.  more...

July 15, 2013

Giraffe Calf Born

Jasiri, a 7½-year-old giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf on June 21. The first-time mom gave birth outside in an off-exhibit area. Soon after being born, the 173-pound, 5-foot-9-inch-tall calf stood and was nursing not long after that. This calf is the 59th giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo. The sire, Hasani, is also the father of Dave, a nearly 8-month-old calf born in November 2012.  more...

June 17, 2013

White House Honors Champions of Change

On Tuesday, June 11, the White House and the Institute for Museum and Library Services honored Dave Becker, Senior Manager of Learning Experiences at the Chicago Zoological Society, as one of 12 “Champions of Change.” The event focused on honorees that are providing powerful learning experiences...  more...

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