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Featured Creatures

African Lions:Lions-Isis-Zenda.jpg Like other African lions, Zenda and Isis (named after the Egyptian goddess) sleep a lot - as much as 20 hours a day. But with a thunderous roar, 13-year-old lion, Zenda, will announce when he's awake; a male lion's roar can be heard as far as five miles away. Isis like all lionesses is lighter and more agile than a male lion; in the wild, females do most of the hunting. In the last 25 years, the number of lions in Africa has fallen by almost half. The Chicago Zoological Society is working with organizations around the world to preserve lions and their habitats. When you adopt Zenda, Isis, or the pair, you're helping to provide much needed support for the animals at Brookfield Zoo. ADOPT Zenda Lion ADOPT Isis Lion ADOPT the Lion Pair
 

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: Zeus 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




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

 

Adoption Packages

At the FRIEND giving level ($35), you receive:

  • 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 2020 Animal Adoption summer event (ticket purchase required)

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