Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Red Pandas Get a Check-Up

Everyone here at the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is very excited about the upcoming opening of Brookfield Zoo’s new Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit on July 1st.  Behind the scenes our veterinary and animal care staff have been busy preparing for the opening for several months.  Once the construction process ended, our staff began acclimating the animals to their new homes.

posted 6/30/2015 10:59:46 AM



Maxine Dolphin Exploring Her Habitat

Maxine, our female dolphin calf born on Dec 16, 2014, to Allie (28), has been very busy getting used to her surroundings, moving back and forth through all of the dolphin habitat, as well as meeting all of the other dolphins in our Seven Seas group.

posted 6/29/2015 3:49:14 PM



Nora Gorilla Receives Care at the Zoo's Hospital

Nora, the zoo’s 19-month-old-gorilla infant, recently became ill with a very serious case of pneumonia.  Apes are so closely related to people that they can be susceptible to many of the same illnesses that can make us sick. Learn how Nora received special care at the zoo's hospital, including having a staff stay at her side 24 hours a day.

posted 6/26/2015 1:46:57 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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