Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Penguin Molt: Birds of a Feather

All penguin species, including our Humboldt penguins here at Brookfield Zoo, go through a complete molt once per year. This means that they lose all the feathers on their body and grow in new ones. 

posted 9/25/2017 2:42:57 PM



False Pregnancy Phenomenon

False Pregnancies: How do we deal with species who experience this phenomenon? Endocrinology Lab Manager Jocelyn Bryant describes one of the most challenging aspects is diagnosing pregnancies in some of our animals with absolute certainty!

posted 9/18/2017 12:05:03 PM



International Red Panda Day

Hi! I’m Adalina and I care for Beatrix the red panda in Hamill Family Wild Encounters. Today is International Red Panda Day, an important day for red panda education and conservation.

posted 9/16/2017 11:52:47 AM



An Animal's Neighborhood

Have you ever had an obnoxiously loud neighbor? Do you live near family members? Have you ever become close friends with your next-door neighbor? Brookfield Zoo's animals often find themselves in the same situations as humans do when it comes to housing.

posted 9/11/2017 12:41:02 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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