Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Room to Roam

Dr. Lance Miller addresses a frequent topic of visitor concern, "are the zoo exhibits large enough" for certain animals. Here's the latest science we have to understand that question.

posted 3/13/2017 3:21:39 PM



Diving Into the Unknown

Recently, they collaborated on a project with research organizations Dolphin Quest, Inc. and L'Oceanografic to learn more about the lung function, dive and movement patters, and foraging of bottlenose dolphins- the same species SDRP follows in Florida- off the coast of Bermuda.

posted 3/10/2017 12:48:12 PM



All the Right Moves- What It Takes to Transfer Animals Among Zoos

In 2016, more than 4,000 animals transferred to or from Brookfield Zoo. Each of these animal moves—from the tiniest dart poison frog to a 600-pound tiger—is based on careful strategy and involves meticulous preparation and planning.

posted 3/9/2017 12:36:29 PM



Breeding Success

Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer jokes that she has a success rate of more than 100% in helping giant pandas become pregnant through artifical insemination because her efforts have resulted in pregnancies every time- and twins every time.

posted 3/7/2017 1:01:35 PM



Two New Chicago Cubs

They look like a mashup of some of your favorite animals: a bear and a cat with a hint of monkey. Their name is fun to say. And they smell like popcorn! What's not to love about binturongs?

posted 3/1/2017 4:23:17 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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