Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Changes Coming to Mexican Wolf Pack at Brookfield Zoo

This past July, the Chicago Zoological Society hosted the bi-national planning meeting for the Mexican wolf population, which was attended by colleagues from the United States and Mexico. During the three-day meeting, representatives from various organizations, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), identified breeding recommendations for the current population and potential wolves for future release to the wild.

posted 10/31/2018 2:53:29 PM



Meet the Geoffroy's Marmoset

Brookfield Zoo is home to a pair of Geoffroy’s Marmosets who live together at Tropic World. Sebastian is a 6-year-old male and Ava is an 8-year-old female. Their favorite foods are grapes, bananas, and worms, which matches the wild diet of Geoffrey’s Marmosets - fruits, flowers, invertebrates, and small vertebrates like lizards, rodents and birds.

posted 10/24/2018 4:13:01 PM



Pumpkins to the Animals

Several of the animals at Brookfield Zoo received pumpkins, recently. The orangutans, Nigerian dwarf goats, sloth bears, a Puerto Rican boa, and even Quilbert, the zoo’s 3-month-old prehensile-tailed porcupine seemed to enjoy the Halloween treats.

posted 10/17/2018 4:35:29 PM



National Vet Tech Week 2018

National Veterinary Technician Week is here and we are celebrating our seven vet techs on the Brookfield Zoo hospital team!

posted 10/11/2018 4:30:01 PM



World Okapi Day

World Okapi Day is Thursday, October 18th! Learn five new weird and wonderful facts about okapi and celebrate with us on Saturday, October 13th!

posted 10/10/2018 2:32:24 PM



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