May 20, 2013

Three Dolphins Expecting at Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is delighted to announce that three of its bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. The mothers-to-be—Allie, 26; Tapeko, 31; and Spree, 10—are due to give birth during the summer and fall.  more...

May 08, 2013

Sloth Bear Cubs Born at Brookfield Zoo

Sloth Bear Cubs Debut  more...

March 25, 2013

Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Brookfield Zoo

The birth of an Angolan colobus monkey at Brookfield Zoo on March 9 marked the first birth of this species of colobus born at the zoo. Both mom and her baby may be seen daily in the zoo’s Tropic World: Africa exhibit. Infants are born completely white, which is great camouflage as they blend in with their mom’s long white hair. As the young monkey develop, zoogoers will notice it begin to change color from white to gray to black...  more...

January 14, 2013

Brookfield Zoo Going Prehistoric with Dinosaurs Alive!

Starting in April 2013, Brookfield Zoo guests can take a trip back millions of years and experience Dinosaurs Alive!, presented by Dominick’s. Come and enjoy this unique, fun, and educational exhibit of Tyrannosaurus proportions that will feature supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.  more...

November 21, 2012

Giraffe Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo

Arnieta, a 5-year-old reticulated giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf in the early afternoon on November 12. Until today, mom and calf have been off exhibit to allow for good maternal bonding and to make sure the calf is developing normally. Now they can be seen indoors in the zoo’s Habitat Africa! The Savannah exhibit.  more...

November 02, 2012

Southern hairy-nosed wombats at Brookfield Zoo

You can see a female southern hairy-nosed baby wombat (called a joey) at Australia House. The not-yet-named joey is the fourth offspring of 12-year-old Kambora, who was born at San Diego Zoo, and the second for Wilbur, 20, who was wild-born in Australia. Although the joey was born more than eight months ago, it wasn’t until mid-September that zookeepers were able to get a good look at the youngster because, like all marsupials, wombat joeys develop in a pouch.  more...

October 26, 2012

Endangered Wolf Leaving Brookfield Zoo to Enter the Wild

With only 58 Mexican gray wolves living in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona, a 4½-year-old female Mexican gray wolf is leaving Brookfield Zoo to prepare to enter the wild. The release to the wild would help bolster the population of this endangered species. On October 27, the wolf, Ernesta, will relocate to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility near Socorro, NM. Once Ernesta arrives at this facility, she will receive survival skills conditioning through a prerelease “boot camp” to prepare for life in the wild.  more...

October 04, 2012

Allie Dolphin Returns to Brookfield Zoo

Welcome back Allie Dolphin to Brookfield Zoo! Allie has been on a breeding loan at Minnesota Zoo since 2008. While at Brookfield Zoo from 1995 to 2000, she established a bond with Tapeko, Brookfield Zoo’s 30-year-old female dolphin.  more...

August 13, 2012

Guests Can Meet Pepe Penguin

Guests visiting Brookfield Zoo’s The Living Coast may have the pleasure of seeing Pepe, a Humboldt penguin who hatched on March 13, waddling along the exhibit’s walkway as an ambassador for his species. On days when the exhibit is not too crowded, zookeepers bring Pepe, now 5-months-old, out to meet the public. They answer questions and share facts about Humboldt penguins as well as some important conservation work taking place in the birds' native country of Peru.  more...

July 26, 2012

Orphaned Wombats Aided by Zoo Conservation Program

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is leading an initiative to help bring non-releasable southern hairy-nosed wombats from Australia to North America to ensure a sustainable population in zoos.  more...

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