June 01, 2012

Bison Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo

A bison calf born on May 16, 2012 is on exhibit in the bison yard of Great Bear Wilderness. The female calf marks the first birth of this species at Brookfield Zoo since the early 1970s. The bison is the symbol of the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, because it is one of the first North American conservation success stories...click to read more  more...

April 23, 2012

Black-footed Kitten Receives Extra Care

Hours after his birth on Feb. 14, 2012, Animal Programs staff became concerned about a male black-footed cat’s well-being because his 4-year-old mother, Cleo, appeared not to be providing proper maternal care. The kitten was not nursing and his body temperature was alarmingly low. Additionally, he was significantly underweight at birth. To ensure that he had a chance for survival, staff quickly decided to intervene...  more...

March 23, 2012

Opportunity for Science Students

Students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Science enjoyed a unique "Shadow Opportunity" at Brookfield Zoo.This is the third annual Shadow Opportunity for juniors and seniors from CHSAS, who are selected to partner with a Brookfield Zoo crew member who is in a profession of interest to the student.  more...

February 18, 2012

State-of-the-Art 3D at Animal Hospital

Brookfield Zoo is the first North American zoo to use revolutionary 3D imaging technology with on-site digital radiology and CT equipment in its state-of-the-art animal hospital. The new technology allows the Society’s veterinarians to enhance two-dimensional CT (CAT) scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds with 3D models that will enable them to better treat zoo animals.  more...

January 04, 2012

Baby White-Cheeked Gibbon on Exhibit

There's a new kid on the Tropic World block and you should swing on by and see him! A male white-cheeked gibbon was born on November 15, 2011, and the 1-month-old infant—along with his mom, Indah; dad, Benny; and 2-year-old brother, Thani—can be seen on exhibit in the zoo’s Tropic World: Asia exhibit daily between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  more...

October 04, 2011

Branching Out with Browse for Animals

The zoo’s Grounds Department is constantly trimming trees and providing browse for the animals. However, at Brookfield Zoo there is no such thing as too much browse, and now—thanks to ComEd—more animals are enjoying an endless supply. Each week, ComEd makes two deliveries of 20 to 25 cubic yards of browse per truckload...  more...

September 21, 2011

Joint Effort to Save Vanishing Species

Staff from the Chicago Zoological Society (including CZS President and CEO Stuart Strahl), Lincoln Park Zoo, the United States Post Office, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and students from Chicago Latin School gathered in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for the unveiling of the new Save Vanishing Species Semipostal stamp.  more...

July 13, 2011

Addax Calves Born at Brookfield Zoo

Not one, not two, but three female addax calves have been born at Brookfield Zoo within the last two months, and one more is expected by the end of the summer. The most recent was born this past Saturday, July 9. The other two were born on May 30 and June 1. All are doing well and can be seen with their mothers—Martha, Sara, and Mali—on exhibit in their outdoor habitat on the north side of the zoo.  more...

May 09, 2011

Champion for Polar Bears Award

Polar Bears International (PBI) presented its prestigious “Champion for Polar Bears” award to the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) on Saturday, May 7, recognizing the Society for its acclaimed climate awareness programs and polar bear initiatives at Brookfield Zoo. At the same time, American Airlines received the “Paw of Approval” award for its collaboration with CZS in advancing conservation efforts throughout the world...  more...

May 03, 2011

National Climate Literacy Plan

CZS is leading a collaboration of zoological, education, science, and research specialists in developing plans for a national Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network (CliZEN). The initiative, which is the first of its kind for zoos, will explore new approaches to science education by connecting zoo and aquarium visitors to polar animals—including polar bears—whose lives are threatened by climate change.  more...

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