Bringing Brookfield Zoo To You

During Brookfield Zoo's temporarily closure, we wanted to keep the connection between animals and our members, guests, and friends. That's why we are bringing the zoo to you! We reopened to members and guests in March 2021 but check out all of the ways we're bringing the zoo to you across our social media channels. 
 

Follow on Social Media

For more fun photos and videos of our animals, be sure to follow Brookfield Zoo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.


"Bringing The Zoo To You" Facebook Live Chats

Whether you're looking for ways to make your kids' time at home entertaining and educational or you're just looking for a fun way to break up the day, Brookfield Zoo's "Bringing The Zoo To You" chats are here! All "Bringing The Zoo To You" recordings are available to watch on on our YouTube channel


WINTER 2021

* Why Do Zebra Have Stripes?
* Celebrating National Bird Day
* Pistachio the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
* Big Cat Enrichment (Amur Leopard, African Lions, Amur Tiger)
* Peanut & Celia Grey Seal Birthday
* Ahava & Malaya Snow Leopards
* Animal Ears (Ball Python, Sloth, Rabbit, Screech Owl)
* African Painted Dog 1st Birthdays
* Zoo Commisary Behind the Scenes Tour
* Free-Flight Aviary
* What Do Giraffes Do in the Winter?
* Snakes of the Animal Ambassador Program
* Penguin Awareness Day
* North American River Otters
* Prevost's Squirrel
* Salamanders & Newts
* Quilbert Porcupine
* Dolphins in Action
* How We Take Bird Inventory
* How Bison Came Back From the Brink
* National Serpent Day
* Hedgehog Day
* Animal Medicine
* Wombats, Echidnas, & Frilled Lizard
* Birds of The Swamp
* South American Monkeys
* Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
* Wombat Vet Visit
* Women in Science at Brookfield Zoo
* Humboldt Penguin Breeding
* Bottlenose Dolphin Vet Checkup
* Old World Monkeys

 

SUMMER 2020

Binturong & Prehensile Tails
* Snakes & Camouflage
Unique Feet with Red Panda & Reindeer
Mexican Gray Wolves Carcass Feeding
* Nigerian Dwarf Goat Weigh-In
Armored Animals: Armadillo & Turtle
Quilbert Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
Outstanding Owls
Parrots: Major Mitchell's Cockatoo & Golden Conure
Carolyn & Sabiena Sea Lion Update
Reticulated Giraffes
Brutus & Titus - Our New African Lions
Kirby the K9 Police Dog
Elsie the Two-Toed Sloth
Coatimundi Physical Exam
Pelican Feeding
Celia & Peanut Gray Seal Pups
American Bison
Okapi
William Wallaby
Moon & Upside-Down Jellies

Hudson Polar Bear
Grevy's Zebras
Meerkats
Pacific Coast Fish
Kiinaq Gray Seal
Whirl Amur Tiger
Peafowl & Guineafowl
Humboldt Penguins
* Przewalski's Horses

Mr. Pants Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Jim & Axhi Grizzly Bears
Tamanduas
African Painted Dog Puppies
Taveta Golden Weavers
Puerto Rican Crested Toads
Zoo Animal Nutrition
Bald Eagles
Lowland Tapir
Coatimundis
Tortoises
Camels
* Guam Kingfisher Chick
* Raisin the Two-Toed Sloth
* Echinoderms

* Orinoco Crocodiles
Josie & Charger Sea Lion
Llama & Alpaca Walk
Amur Leopard
Choose Your Zoo Adventure (Red Panda, Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Gorillas)
Dolphins in Action
* Orangutans & White-Cheek Gibbons
* Bear Awareness Week

* Marsupials
* Red River Hogs

* Camping Safety w/Brown Bears
* Gorillas
River Otters
White-throated Monitor Lizards
Andean Condors
Birds of the Swamp

* Black Rhinos
* Togo Slipper Frogs
* Pygmy Hippos
* Swan Lake & Dragonfly Marsh
* Wombats & Echidnas
* Feathers & Scales Exhibit Snakes
* Zoo Animal Diets & Nutrition
* Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
Galápagos & Sulcata Tortoises
* Quilbert & Norman Porcupines
* Mole Rats
* Dwarf Mongoose
* Coral Reef & Fish
* Roadrunners
* Victoria Crowned Pigeons
* Amur Tiger Health Exam
* Tarantula & Spiders
* Tawny Frogmouth
* Reptiles of The Swamp
* Sloth Bears
* Bat-Eared Foxes
* Brutus & Titus Lions II

* Serval Run
* Hudson Polar Bear Paints
* Reptiles & Amphibians
* Blanding's Turtles
* Fishing Cats
* Ring-Tailed Lemurs

 

"Bringing The Play Zoo To You" Videos

We are excited to bring you a new video series, "Bringing The Play Zoo To You!," where young children can celebrate wildlife and nature even from home. We hope these videos inspire you to explore nature, learn about animals, and do fun activities at home. Each of our videos will be available in both English and Spanish. We will also share additional information about nature play and extensions of our activities for each episode. Check back every Thursday for a new "Bringing The Play Zoo To You!" video. 

Episode 1 (English) - Let's meet the animals of Hamill Family Play Zoo
* Episode 1 Family Nature Notes 

Episodio 1 (Espanol) - Conozcamos a los animales de Hamill Family Play Zoo
* Episodio 1 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias

Episode 2 (English) - Let's make a nature frame
* Episode 2 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 2 (Espanol) - Hagamos un marco de naturaleza
* Episodio 2 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 3 (English) - Let's explore ice and water.
* Episode 3 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 3 (Espanol) - Exploremos el hielo y el agua.
* Episodio 3 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 4 (English) - Let's explore ice and water.
* Episode 4 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 4 (Espanol) - Exploremos el hielo y el agua.
* Episodio 4 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 5 (English) - Let's look for insects.
* Episode 5 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 5 (Espanol) - Busquemos insectos.
* Episodio 5 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 6 (English) - Let's look for insects.
* Episode 6 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1

Episodio 6 (Espanol) - Busquemos insectos.
* Episodio 6 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1

Episode 7 (English) - The Monarch Butterfly.
* Episode 7 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 7 (Espanol) - La Mariposa Monarca.
* Episodio 7 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 8 (English) - Nature's Treasures.
* Episode 8 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 8 (Espanol) - Tesoros de la Naturaleza.
* Episodio 8 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 9 (English) - Nature Dough
* Episode 9 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 9 (Espanol) - Masa Natural
* Episodio 9 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 10 (English) - Snakes
* Episode 10 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Episodio 10 (Espanol) - Serpientes
* Episodio 10 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2Página 3

Episode 11 (English) - Getting Ready for Winter
* Episode 11 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 11 (Espanol) - Preparándose Para el Invierno
* Episodio 11 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2Página 3

Episode 12 (English) - Fun With Wind
* Episode 12 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 12 (Espanol) - Diversión con Viento
* Episodio 12 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2Página 3

Episode 13 (English) - Winter Coats
* Episode 13 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 13 (Espanol) - Abrigos de Invierno
* Episodio 13 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2Página 3

Episode 14 (English) - Homemade Paint
* Episode 14 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 14 (Espanol) - Pintura Casera
* Episodio 14 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 15 (English) - Animal Care Specialists
* Episode 15 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 15 (Espanol) - Especialistas en Cuidado Animal
* Episodio 15 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 16 (English) - Winter Bird Food
* Episode 16 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Episodio 16 (Espanol) - Comida Nutritivas para Pajaros​
* Episodio 16 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2Página 3

Episode 17 (English) - Ice Blocks
* Episode 17 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 17 (Espanol) - Bloques de Hielo​
* Episodio 17 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 18 (English) - Penguins
* Episode 18 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 18 (Espanol) - Pingüinos
* Episodio 18 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 19 (English) - Nature Scavenger Hunt
* Episode 19 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 19 (Espanol) - La Búsqueda de Tesoros en la Naturaleza
* Episodio 19 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 20 (English) - Snow Leopards
* Episode 20 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 20 (Espanol) - Leopardos de las Nieves
* Episodio 20 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

 

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Coloring Pages & Printable Masks

* "We Love BZ" Drawing (click to dowload): Draw, paint, or color your favorite animal inside the heart and send it to us via social media. We'd love to see what you come up with!

* "Hang In There" Sloth Drawing (click to dowload): Color in a two-toed sloth at your own speed. 

* "Stay Strong" Gorilla Drawing (click to download): Color in a western lowland gorilla and be part the troop!

* "Stop the Spread" Lion Drawing (click to download): Color in an African lion who is helping to stop the spread and thinking of others.

* "Stop the Spread" Tiger Drawing (click to download): Color in an Amur tiger who is helping to stop the spread and thinking of others.

*  "We're In This Together" Humboldt Penguin Drawing (click to download): Color in your favorite Brookfield Zoo Humboldt penguins.

* Bear Masks (click to download Mask 1Mask 2Mask 3): Download our three unique bear masks. Cut, color, and become a bear! 

* Bear Awareness Coloring Page (click to download): Color in your favorite Brookfield Zoo polar bears and grizzly bears!


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"I Scienced" At-Home Activities

Looking for fun actitivies to do at home? Use the "I Scienced" At-Home e-learning resources right here in order to build on the knowledge learned in the chats and encourage more animal-related education. The activities are aimed at ages PreK-2 and 3-5, but we encourage any young animal lovers to participate.
 

Week of March 30 "I Scienced "At-Home" Activities (click to download): This week, Broofield Zoo's Animal Care Specialists presented a variety of animals that live in different places. These animals have special body parts and features (called "adaptations") that enable them to survive and thrive in their environments. Check out these fun activities to learn more about animal adaptations.

Week of April 6 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities (click to download): This week, Brookfield Zoo Animal Care staff are presenting you with a variety of animals that eat very different kinds of food. What an animal eats depends on several things. First, it depends on where the animal lives, or its habitat. That’s because different places have different types of plants, animals, and insects. Also, an animal’s diet depends on how well it can catch, chew, and digest its food. 

Week of April 13 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities (click to download): This week, Brookfield Zoo Animal Care staff are presenting animals that live in all parts of the world. They have unique body markings and different ways to move around. People who look closely at animals for similarities or differences are good observers and often record what they see.

Week of April 20 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities (click to download): In honor of Earth Week, let’s explore all the wonderful things about the Earth! Take a nature walk with your family and appreciate the little things!

Week of April 20 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities Español (haga clic para descargar): ¡En honor a la Semana de la Tierra, exploremos todas las cosas maravillosas de la Tierra! ¡Tome un paseo por la naturaleza con su familia y aprecie las pequeñas cosas!

Week of May 4 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities (click to download): This week, Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Care staff are presenting animals that have special abilities or body parts that help them find food and water or escape predators.

Week of May 4 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities Español (haga clic para descargar): Esta semana, el personal de Cuidado Animal del Zoológico de Brookfield está presentando animales que tienen habilidades especiales o partes del cuerpo que les ayudan a encontrar comida y agua o escapar de los depredadores.

Week of May 18 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities (click to download): This week, Brookfield Zoo celebrates Bear Awareness week! Brookfield Zoo cares for three of the eight bear species around the world – Grizzly, Polar, and Sloth bears. As you listen to the Zoo’s animal care team present about bears, listen carefully for ways they are similar and ways they are different.

Week of May 18 "I Scienced" At-Home Español (haga clic para descargar): ¡Esta semana, el zoológico de Brookfield celebra la Semana de Concienciación del Oso! Brookfield Zoo se preocupa por tres de las ocho especies de osos en todo el mundo: osos pardos, polares y perezosos. Mientras escuchas al equipo de cuidado animal del zoológico presentar sobre los osos, escucha atentamente las maneras en que son similares y las formas en que son diferentes.

Week of June 1 "I Scienced" At-Home Activities (click to download): Over the next several zoo chats, Brookfield Zoo staff will highlight different birds, mammals, and fish. You will see much animal variety this week and we want you to celebrate the variety of plants and animals around your house, too.


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