Bringing Brookfield Zoo To You

During Brookfield Zoo's temporarly 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
* Seahorses
* Sophia Orangutan's 40th Birthday
* World Pangolin Day
* Zoo Police K-9 Unit
* Fantastic Animal Feet
* Raisin the Two-Toed Sloth
* Nakili Black Rhino Birthday
* International Polar Bear Day
* Anteater CT Scan
* Parakeets
* North American River Otter Pup
* American White Pelicans
* Fragile Kingdom Reptiles & Amphibians
* Beaker the Tawny Frogmouth
* Hamill Family Play Zoo Tour
* Small Spotted Genet
* Get to Know the Gorillas
* Habitat Africa: The Forest Tour
* Reptiles of The Swamp
* River Otter Pup Name Reveal
* Symbiosis on the Reef
* Brookfield Zoo & ComEd's Browse Program
* Pollinators & Monarch Butterflies
* Giraffes in Springtime
* Dwarf Goat Roll Call
* How SSPs Work (feat. Orangtuans)
* Bottlenose Dolphin Research Program
* Meet the New Mexican Wolves
* Making Animal Binoculars
* Fun Facts About Quilbert Porcupine
* End of Hibernation for Brown Bears
* Hamill Family Wild Encounters Tour
* The Tortoise & The Hare
* Tropic World: South America Enrichment
* Learn About Zoo Videographer Lynette
* Pascal River Otter's Training Session
* Tropic World Africa Tour
* New Arrivals: Puna Teal Ducks
* Animals in Motion (Ball python, two-toed sloth, wood duck)
* Inside The Kopje
* Monarch Butterfly Migration
* Goat Hoof Trimming
* Orangutans
* Taveta Golden Weavers
* Ring-Tailed Lemur Training
* Serval Voluntary Injection Training
* Bat-Eared Fox & Coati
* Wallaby Joeys
* Pascal River Otter & Pythons Visit Vet
* Bird Banding & IDs
* Arya the Green Aracari
* Sloth Bears
* Jim Brown Bear Training

 

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

Episode 21 (English) - Caring Cards
* Episode 21 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 21 (Espanol) - Tarjetas Especial
* Episodio 21 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 22 (English) - Snow Painting
* Episode 22 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 22 (Espanol) - Pintar le Nieve
* Episodio 22 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 23 (English) - Making Goop!
* Episode 23 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 23 (Espanol) - Haciendo Goop!
* Episodio 23 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 24 (English) - Seal Celebration
* Episode 24 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 24 (Espanol) - Celebración del Focas
* Episodio 24 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 25 (English) - Welcome Birds!
* Episode 25 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 25 (Espanol) - Pájaros de Bienvenida
* Episodio 25 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 26 (English) - Rain Paintings
* Episode 26 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 26 (Espanol) - Pintura de Lluvia
* Episodio 26 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 27 (English) - Sensory Bottles
* Episode 27 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 27 (Espanol) - Exploración Sensorial
* Episodio 27 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 28 (English) - Camouflage
* Episode 28 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 28 (Espanol) - Camuflaje
* Episodio 28 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 29 (English) - Nature Walk
* Episode 29 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 29 (Espanol) - Caminata por la Naturaleza
* Episodio 29 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 30 (English) - Finger Painting
* Episode 30 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 30 (Espanol) - Pintada con los Dedos
* Episodio 30 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 31 (English) - Exploring Mud
* Episode 31 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 31 (Espanol) - Explorando el Lodo
* Episodio 31 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 32 (English) - Froggy Fun
* Episode 32 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 32 (Espanol) - Rana Divertida
* Episodio 32 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 33 (English) - River Otters
* Episode 33 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 33 (Espanol) - La Nutria
* Episodio 33 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 34 (English) - Chalk Paint
* Episode 34 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 34 (Espanol) - Pintura de Gis
* Episodio 34 informacion de la naturaleza para las familias - Página 1Página 2

Episode 36 (English) - Tails
* Episode 36 Family Nature Notes (English) - Page 1, Page 2

Episodio 36 (Espanol) - Colas
* Episodio 36 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.

* "Keep Your Distance" T-Rex (click to download): Color in a T-Rex 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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