YOU are instrumental in making Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society, a world-class institution. We share your passion for animals by caring for exotic and endangered species from around the globe. Being a nonprofit organization, we rely on contributions from dedicated partners like you.

In the wild, animals compete with more than just natural predators. Because of circumstances such as habitat destruction and illegal poaching, many face extinction. As a result, they find refuge in dangerous habitats, which put them at risk.

The animals at Brookfield Zoo are ambassadors to those in the wild. Through care and breeding and, in some cases, reintroduction to their natural habitat, we replenish nature many times over, and you can be a part of that. The Chicago Zoological Society is proud to tell their story here at Brookfield Zoo.

This day-to-day animal care is only possible through your continuous support, regardless of the amount. We at the Chicago Zoological Society are proud to serve as a model to other zoos and aquariums on conservation and animal welfare issues, as can be seen here at Brookfield Zoo. Our exhibits are the result of rigorous research and development of rich environments best suited for the animals.

All the pieces of our work reflect our passion for what we do, and it all comes together because of YOU. Your tax-deductible gift to the Chicago Zoological Society in any amount directly benefits the care of animals, positively affecting our communities and sustaining our planet’s limited resources.

Today, it is even easier to show us how much you care. Simply send your gift by clicking here to donate.

We thank you for your generosity and continued partnership with us!


For more information about the Chicago Zoological Society’s Annual Fund, please call (708) 688-8341.