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 |



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 |