What We Learned By 'Bringing The Zoo To You'

During our temporary closure, Brookfield Zoo decided to "Bring The Zoo To You" every weekday with live videos featuring the animals here, hosted by our Animal Care Specialists. Regular viewers of the Bringing The Zoo To You videos came to recognize the voice behind the camera, Lynette Kleisner, Brookfield Zoo's videographer. 

posted 7/21/2020 10:58:39 AM |

Zoos & Aquariums Take Action to Conserve Vulnerable Bird Species

For those of you who frequently read our blogs, you are probably aware of some of the amazing ex situ conservation projects the Chicago Zoological Society is a part of involving species such as the Guam kingfisher. The effort to conserve vulnerable bird species is an action many zoos and aquariums take on.

posted 7/13/2020 1:17:35 PM |

What You'll Be Able To See at Brookfield Zoo

Now that Brookfield Zoo is reopening its gates, there are a lot of questions regarding which animals you'll be able to see when you visit. Given the guidelines set forth by our local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as Chicago Zoological Society's efforts to maintain a safe and healthy experience for all guests at this time, here is the full list of animals and attractions you'll be able to experience right now. 

posted 7/1/2020 12:28:39 PM |

Sasha Amur Leopard Cub Explores the Outdoors

Brookfield Zoo reopens on July 1 to members and July 8 to the general public, and when they visit they'll have the chance to see one of the newest arrivals while the zoo was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sasha, an Amur leopard who was born on March 3, has been spending his time in the den bonding with mom Lisa. However, he's now started emerging from the den and exploring his outdoor habitat.

posted 7/1/2020 11:42:49 AM |

Celebrate American Eagle Day With Brookfield Zoo

This Saturday, June 20th is a very special day for two feathered residents of Brookfield Zoo. The date marks American Eagle Day, a celebration of the bald eagle and its place as an iconic symbol to the United States of America. Brookfield Zoo is the home of two of these magnificent eagles, Charlie and Zeus.

posted 6/18/2020 8:32:22 AM |

Brookfield Zoo Says Thank You For All Your Drawings

One of our favorite parts of Bringing The Zoo To You has been seeing the cool and colorful drawings that kids have been making by using the Brookfield Zoo activity sheets. Along with all the awesome drawings of Brutus and Titus, our new African lion brothers, we’ve built up quite the collection. So we decided to put them all together and showcase just how talented our members, guests, and friends are.

posted 6/9/2020 2:57:11 PM |

Brookfield Zoo Rocks (Literally)!

Last week, nearly 60 small rocks with animals, flowers, and encouraging messages painted on them appeared at Brookfield Zoo. Although Brookfield Zoo is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the zoo would love to spread the cheer and is encouraging kids and families to paint their own rocks at home. Post pictures of them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #BrookfieldZooRocks.

posted 5/29/2020 10:45:06 AM |

Brookfield Zoo Now Selling Animal-Themed Face Masks

Animal lovers looking for a way to support Chicago Zoological Society while also protecting themselves and their family will want to take a look at the selection of animal-themed face masks now available in the Brookfield Zoo Shop. Brookfield Zoo now offers two masks featuring giraffes, two masks featuring penguins, two masks featuring dinosaurs, and one featuring dolphins.

posted 5/27/2020 2:48:43 PM |

Marine Plastics and How You Can Help

Most of us have a favorite marine animal and all of them make important contributions to creating a healthy ecosystem. Not only are they home to great biodiversity, but they are also a source of food, energy, and recreation for people. Animals play a critical role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem whether they are microscopic or the largest to have ever lived. Unfortunately, ocean ecosystems are threatened by the growing problem of plastic pollution.

posted 5/27/2020 2:12:53 PM |

Brookfield Zoo Celebrates World Migratory Bird Day

All of us here at Brookfield Zoo would like you to join us in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday May 9, 2020. While the zoo traditionally hosts an event at the zoo, this year we are celebrating a little differently. We invite you to celebrate WMBD this upcoming Saturday through the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s annual World Migratory Bird Day Festival.

posted 5/6/2020 5:06:35 PM |

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CZS & Brookfield Zoo

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Learn more about the animals, people, and research that make up CZS here at our blog.


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