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 |



Nora Gorilla Receives Care at the Zoo's Hospital

Nora, the zoo’s 19-month-old-gorilla infant, recently became ill with a very serious case of pneumonia.  Apes are so closely related to people that they can be susceptible to many of the same illnesses that can make us sick. Learn how Nora received special care at the zoo's hospital, including having a staff stay at her side 24 hours a day.

posted 6/26/2015 1:46:57 PM |



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 |