Snow Leopard Cubs Born at Brookfield Zoo

Two female snow leopard cubs were born on June 16, 2015, at Brookfield Zoo. Currently, the cubs—each of whom weighs about 10 pounds—are bonding with their 4-year-old mother, Sarani, in a behind-the-scenes den and will likely make their public debut in mid-October.

posted 8/28/2015 12:22:58 PM |



Helping the Hellbender

One of the best things about working as a zoo veterinarian is being able to help conserve wildlife at all levels.  Whether it’s an endangered snow leopard or an endangered hellbender, all the animals at Brookfield Zoo receive state of the art medical care.

posted 8/11/2015 4:06:38 PM |



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 |



Performing Surgery on a Fish

Did you know that you can do surgery on a fish? Read how our veterinary staff worked with the Forest Preserve of Cook County biologists in performing surgery to place radio transmitters on fish.

posted 5/8/2015 10:14:36 AM |



Animal Hospital Update: Addax Check-Up

Did you know that every new animal that comes to Brookfield Zoo receives a thorough “check-up” by our veterinary staff?  Additionally, each animal spends a few weeks at the zoo’s animal hospital to ensure they are in good health and adjusting well to their home before they move to their habitat area.

posted 4/8/2015 1:12:08 PM |



Kecil's Public Debut

The big day is finally here. Kecil has been acclimating to the expansive habitat space in Tropic World Asia for the past two weeks and he will make his debut to all of you this Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon!

posted 4/1/2015 11:59:16 AM |



Ready, Set, Go!

Kecil has reached all the milestones we have been waiting for. In just in the past few weeks, he has become proficient in climbing and finding his way around all the enclosures behind the scenes in Tropic World.

posted 3/16/2015 3:11:55 PM |



Enrichment for Orangutans, Enrichment for Kecil

Enrichment enhance an animal's welfare by providing stimulating activities for them. Read about the types of enrichment that our orangutans receive.

posted 2/18/2015 10:08:29 AM |



Kecil Turns One Year Old!

On January 11, 2015, Kecil turned one. We celebrated his birthday with some healthy cakes.

posted 1/14/2015 3:52:51 PM |



How much does Kecil weigh?

Find out how we use a special weighing method to get Kecil's weight.

posted 1/5/2015 5:30:27 PM |