Featured Creatures

DSC_1447-Sasha-Amur-Leopard-Cub-(1).jpgPistachio Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle: Pistachio Kemp’s ridley sea turtle arrived at Brookfield Zoo in September 2020. She was rehabilitated at The Florida Aquarium after being struck by a boat propeller in 2012. The injuries she sustained left Pistachio partially blind. She also has partial paralysis in her rear flipper and changes to her shell (it grows differently than it should). These factors contributed to the determination that she could not be released back into the wild. Brookfield Zoo is pleased to provide Pistachio with a long-term home. We hope she will serve as a reminder to the importance of safe boating practices in areas where sea turtles and wildlife are found. Help provide for Pistachio’s expert care by adopting her today! ADOPT Pistachio

Orangutan-Heidi-286x400.jpegHeidi Orangutan: Heidi orangutan who turned 5 years old in December 2020 is a bundle of energy.  She can often be seen playing in the orangutan habitat in Tropic World Asia.  When she does sit still, she can be seen sitting with her father Ben taking turns using enrichment or being groomed by her mother Sophia.  At age 5 she still occasionally nurses from Sophia and sleeps cuddled close to her mom in their night nest.  Orangutan infants have the longest dependency on their mothers of any primate other than humans.  It takes a long time to learn all the skills needed to successfully live in the forest!  Consider adopting Heidi today and be a part of her continued care and support! ADOPT Heidi

Screen-Shot-2020-04-01-at-11-42-23-AM.pngAfrican Lions: No visit to Brookfield Zoo is complete without seeing Brutus and Titus, our five-year-old African lions. Born in February 2016, the two brothers come to us from Utah's Hogle Zoo where they grew up. The duo arrived at Brookfield Zoo in March 2020 and made their debut in their new habitat on Big Cats Walkway that April. We are excited for members and guests to continue getting to know them as they take their place as the dual kings of the jungle. Consider adopting both brothers and be a part of their continued care and support!
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Zeus-Eagle-286x400.jpgZeus Bald Eagle: Zeus was born in the wild but, several years ago, he was hit by a train. He has thankfully recovered since then but was not able to be released back into the wild due to his injuries. Zeus was then brought to Brookfield Zoo where he has found his new home and receives great care and enrichment. We're proud that we are able to provide a second chance at life for one of our national bird species and we hope you can join us in the support. ADOPT Zeus


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 2022 Animal Adoption summer event (ticket purchase required)

Plush Packages

At the PLUSH PACKAGE giving level ($65), certain adoptions include a plush version of the animal, including:

Check out the full list of available animals

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