Featured Creatures

DSC_1447-Sasha-Amur-Leopard-Cub-(1).jpgPistachio Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle: Pistachio Kemp’s ridley sea turtle arrived at Brookfield Zoo in September 2020. She was rehabilitated at The Florida Aquarium after being struck by a boat propeller in 2012. The injuries she sustained left Pistachio partially blind. She also has partial paralysis in her rear flipper and changes to her shell (it grows differently than it should). These factors contributed to the determination that she could not be released back into the wild. Brookfield Zoo is pleased to provide Pistachio with a long-term home. We hope she will serve as a reminder to the importance of safe boating practices in areas where sea turtles and wildlife are found. Help provide for Pistachio’s expert care by adopting her today! ADOPT Pistachio


DSC_1447-Sasha-Amur-Leopard-Cub-(1).jpgAhava Snow Leopard: Ahava (pronounced Ah-ha-va) was born May 22, 2020, to Malaya snow leopard. She was introduced to the outdoor habitat in early September, after bonding with mom behind the scenes for 3 months. Ahava will stay with mom for another year or more before becoming independent. Snow leopards are listed as a vulnerable species with 3,500-7,000 of this species remaining in the wild. Help care for Ahava by adopting her today!



Screen-Shot-2020-04-01-at-11-42-23-AM.pngAfrican Lions: Welcome to new Brookfield Zoo residents, Brutus and Titus, four-year-old African lions. Born in February 2016, the two brothers come to us from Utah's Hogle Zoo where they grew up. The duo arrived at Brookfield Zoo in March 2020 and made their debut in their new habitat on Big Cats Walkway that April. We are excited for members and guests to continue getting to know them as they take their place as the dual kings of the jungle.
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Mexican Gray Wolves: Since 2003, the Chicago Zoological Society has been a part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. We have collaborated on two cross-fosterings--meaning several puppies born at the zoo were placed in a wild pack, while several wild puppies were brought back to Brookfield Zoo. This kind of program helps improve genetic diversity of wolves in the wild--which is critical, as there are roughly only 100 of these wolves in the wild. 
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Zeus-Eagle-286x400.jpgZeus Bald Eagle: Zeus was born in the wild but, several years ago, he was hit by a train. He has thankfully recovered since then but was not able to be released back into the wild due to his injuries. Zeus was then brought to Brookfield Zoo where he has found his new home and receives great care and enrichment. We're proud that we are able to provide a second chance at life for one of our national bird species and we hope you can join us in the support.


Adoption Packages

At the FRIEND giving level ($35), you receive:

  • 5”x 7” color photograph of selected animal in display frame
  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Animal Adoption program decal
  • Invitation to the exclusive 2021 Animal Adoption summer event (ticket purchase required)

Plush Packages

At the PLUSH PACKAGE giving level ($65), certain adoptions include a plush version of the animal, including:

Check out the full list of available animals

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