Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Gorilla Born at Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce the birth of a western lowland gorilla to 11-year-old Kamba on September 23. Kamba has grown up in a strong, stable family group at Brookfield Zoo, where she has gained the social experience and confidence she needs to be a good mother. Kamba and her infant can be seen in the zoo’s Tropic World: Africa habitat along with Koola (Kamba’s mother), 20; Nora (Koola’s second daughter), almost 2; Binti Jua (Koola’s mother), 27; and JoJo (the infant’s sire), 35. This birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo.

posted 9/24/2015 10:56:40 AM

Rescued California Sea Lions Get New Lease on Life

Brookfield Zoo recently welcomed the arrival of three California sea lions, including two pups rescued after being found stranded and undernourished off the coast of California. The new pups join another rescue, Tanner, who has his own unique story.

posted 9/10/2015 12:07:24 PM

Threatened Ornate Box Turtles Hatch at Chicago Zoos

The last of 26 ornate box turtles hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo this week as a part of an effort to restore native populations in Western Illinois. The hatchlings come from nine different clutches provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

posted 9/9/2015 4:25:16 PM

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