Share the Care at Brookfield Zoo

Featured Creatures

Mexican Gray Wolves  Since 2003, the Chicago Zoological Society has been a part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. We have collaborated on two cross-fosterings--meaning several puppies born at the zoo were placed in a wild pack, while several wild puppies were brought back to Brookfield Zoo. This kind of program helps improve genetic diversity of wolves in the wild--which is critical, as there are roughly only 100 of these wolves in the wild.  ADOPT the Mexican Gray Wolves



Zeus-Eagle-286x400.jpgZeus Bald Eagle was born in the wild, but several years ago, he was hit by a train. He thankfully recovered, but was not able to be released back into the wild due to his injuries. Zeus was brought to Brookfield Zoo, where he has found his new home. We're proud that we are able to provide a second chance at life for one of our national bird species.
ADOPT Zeus Bald Eagle




Hudson Polar Bear: Some of us enjoy ham and eggnog for the holidays. Others like to feast on shank bones and fish. Hudson Polar bear falls into the latter category. The 11-year-old Brookfield Zoo native also enjoys peanut butter, watermelon, bone marrow, and other treats his care specialists hide around his habitat at Great Bear Wilderness. But tracking down treats is not all he does: his full schedule also includes swimming in the exhibit’s various habitats and, during the summer, leaping on and breaking ice blocks, which is a natural behavior for polar bears.
ADOPT Hudson Today!


Adopt Raisin the two-toed slothRaisin Hoffman’s two-toed sloth: “Free spirit.” That’s how the animal care specialists in Tropic World like to describe Raisin, a Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth. She’s not a Tropic World original: she arrived from Zoo Atlanta in October 2016. But she has definitely made the South America habitat her own. Once at Brookfield Zoo, she quickly—at least as quickly as sloths do anything—became adept at crossing over the public walkway on the “vine highway.” On the other side, she explores planters or kicks back for an afternoon nap in a specially designed hammock. Now that’s the life!
ADOPT Raisin!


Kirby Police Canine is a Labrador retriever who arrived at Brookfield Zoo in 2012. Kirby and her handler greet guests regularly and show off her Frisbee catch and tennis ball retrieval skills. On your next zoo visit, you might see Kirby greeting guests, being an ambassador—a job she does so well! 
ADOPT Kirby




Adoption Packages

FRIEND giving level $35 (For all Featured Creatures)

  • 5”x 7” color photograph of selected animal in display frame
  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Animal Adoption program decal
  • Invitation to the exclusive 2019 Animal Adoption summer event (ticket purchase required)

All Featured Creatures have a package option that includes a plush animal.  Click on your favorite animal to view all available options.

Check out the full list of available animals



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