About Brookfield Zoo

World-renowned, Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Set within a 216-acre nature park, the zoo have captivated and educated visitors since 1934. It is home to 2,000+ animal residents and is also an accredited arboretum.

Brookfield Zoo is open every day and welcomes more than two million guests yearly.  It is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society and sits on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

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