Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Ernesta Gray Wolf Update

The Chicago Zoological Society is saddened to report that Ernesta, a Mexican gray wolf who once resided at Brookfield Zoo, was found deceased in the Gila wilderness recovery area on January 7, 2015. Her death is still being investigated by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials. Ernesta resided at the zoo from November 2010 until October 2012. She was then transferred to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, in preparation for her second release to the wild, which occurred in July 2014.

posted 2/13/2015 6:16:18 PM

Fishing Cat Kitten in Fragile Rain Forest

When you visit the Fragile Rain Forest exhibit, you may hear the pitter-patter of little paws splashing in a small pool. That’s because there is a new addition: a male fishing cat kitten born on October 31, 2014. He has now grown old enough to be seen on exhibit with his 4-year-old mom, Anna.

posted 2/6/2015 1:35:57 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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