August 25, 2014

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf from Brookfield Zoo Is Released into the Wild

A female Mexican gray wolf from Brookfield Zoo, which is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society, has been released into the wild. The wolf, F1126 (known as Ernesta at Brookfield Zoo), her mate M1051, and four of her pups—together named the Coronado pack—were released into the Gila Wilderness Area in New Mexico on July 22. The Society’s participation in this recovery program demonstrates its commitment to helping increase the Mexican gray wolf population in the wild, as well as to raising awareness about an iconic North American species that was on the brink of going extinct.  more...

June 25, 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. Currently, the entire gibbon family—including mom; her new baby; Benny, 29, the dad; and the baby’s two brothers Thani, 5; and Cuong, 2½—can all be seen in the zoo’s Tropic World: Asia exhibit between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. As the baby gets older, the hours will be extended.  more...

June 19, 2014

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Mayor Emanuel kicked off the annual Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge today at Chicago Public Library’s Douglass Branch. Rahm’s Readers is designed to encourage more kids to participate and provide additional activities as opportunities for kids to grow and learn, serving as a cornerstone of the city-wide Summer of Learning initiative. Last year, over 71,000 of Chicago’s kids read over 2.1 million books totaling 56 million minutes of reading over last summer.  more...

June 15, 2014

Enjoy Hot Music and Cool Evenings at Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights

This summer, guests can enjoy the cooler evening weather while chilling out Friday and Saturday nights at Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights. Enjoy a wide variety of live music and entertainment, and choose from an assortment of food and refreshment options while relaxing and surrounded by the coolest animals and some of the most beautiful landscapes.  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.  more...

June 11, 2014

Celebrate the First-Ever World Giraffe Day at Brookfield Zoo

Everyone is invited to join Potoka, one of Brookfield Zoo’s giraffes, on his first birthday and celebrate the first-ever World Giraffe Day at Brookfield Zoo on the longest day of the year—Saturday, June 21. Guests will party with Potoka and learn about the threatened status of giraffes and how to help protect them and their environment.  more...

June 11, 2014

Pace launches express bus service to Brookfield Zoo

As the old saying goes, half of the fun is getting there. If that’s true, then families, seniors and other customers of new Pace express routes to Brookfield Zoo are in for a thrill this summer.  more...

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...

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