Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Otterly Adorable Pups!

History was made recently at Brookfield Zoo, with the birth of twin North American otter pups. The pups, a male and a female, were born on February 23, making them the first successful births of this species in the zoo’s history. The pups are currently behind the scenes bonding with their mom and learning how to swim. They are scheduled to make their debut later this month.

posted 4/20/2017 10:12:38 AM



Stronger Together

A big part of the lives of zoo animals includes interacting with the humans that take care of them. Human-animal interactions can be valuable tools that foster good welfare in zoo animals by allowing staff to monitor animal health and to provide animals with food, exercise, and stimulation. 

posted 4/10/2017 10:38:03 AM



Chicago Conservation Leaders Join Urgent Rescue Mission

Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, along with Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo, are responding to the emergency rescue needs of the vaquita porpoise – the smallest and most endangered marine mammal – through their support of an ambitious action plan aimed at saving what scientists believe to be the only 30 remaining of the species in the world.

posted 4/5/2017 1:05:54 PM



Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Read the latest exciting stories about how our experts are advancing the science of “animal-directed” care through innovative programs at Brookfield Zoo and global field efforts.

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