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Brookfield Zoo Rocks (Literally)!

Last week, nearly 60 small rocks with animals, flowers, and encouraging messages painted on them appeared at Brookfield Zoo. Although Brookfield Zoo is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the zoo would love to spread the cheer and is encouraging kids and families to paint their own rocks at home. Post pictures of them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #BrookfieldZooRocks.

posted 5/29/2020 10:45:06 AM |



Brookfield Zoo Now Selling Animal-Themed Face Masks

Animal lovers looking for a way to support Chicago Zoological Society while also protecting themselves and their family will want to take a look at the selection of animal-themed face masks now available in the Brookfield Zoo Shop. Brookfield Zoo now offers two masks featuring giraffes, two masks featuring penguins, two masks featuring dinosaurs, and one featuring dolphins.

posted 5/27/2020 2:48:43 PM |



Marine Plastics and How You Can Help

Most of us have a favorite marine animal and all of them make important contributions to creating a healthy ecosystem. Not only are they home to great biodiversity, but they are also a source of food, energy, and recreation for people. Animals play a critical role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem whether they are microscopic or the largest to have ever lived. Unfortunately, ocean ecosystems are threatened by the growing problem of plastic pollution.

posted 5/27/2020 2:12:53 PM |



Brookfield Zoo Celebrates World Migratory Bird Day

All of us here at Brookfield Zoo would like you to join us in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday May 9, 2020. While the zoo traditionally hosts an event at the zoo, this year we are celebrating a little differently. We invite you to celebrate WMBD this upcoming Saturday through the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s annual World Migratory Bird Day Festival.

posted 5/6/2020 5:06:35 PM |



Please Support Brookfield Zoo for #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity taking place today on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Our goal for #GivingTuesdayNow is to raise $30,000 in our one-day Facebook Fundraiser, which will help us to provide care and feeding for all of our animals for a full day.

posted 5/4/2020 10:27:13 PM |



Brutus & Titus Say Thank You for All the Drawings

African male lions Brutus and Titus arrived at Brookfield Zoo in March from Utah’s Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Since then, they've received drawings to welcome them to their new home. The lions loved the drawings so much that we put the call out for more fans to send in their own drawings to add to the habitat window. You didn't disappoint.

posted 5/4/2020 1:55:37 PM |



Meet Sasha, Brookfield Zoo's New Amur Leopard Cub

While Brookfield Zoo has been closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been some exciting developments behind the scenes. One of them is the arrival of an Amur leopard cub, born on March 3. The male cub, named Sasha, is currently bonding with his mom, Lisa, and learning all about his new surroundings and home.

posted 5/1/2020 11:26:55 AM |



Send Brookfield Zoo Your Drawings of Brutus & Titus

After seeing Brutus and Titus on one of the zoo’s weekday Facebook Live chats, many of our younger guests and fans starting sending in drawings of the four-year-old brothers. We decided that since people can't visit with Brutus and Titus right now, we'd bring the drawings to them so they know how excited everyone is to eventually meet them. We figured since the lions liked the drawings so much, we want to fill the entire window with artwork!

posted 4/21/2020 9:40:14 AM |



Brookfield Zoo Backgrounds for Your Next Zoom Meeting

As many people adjust to life at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain new experiences are becoming more commonplace. Whether it's for work meetings, family gatherings, or simply to get together with friends and loved ones, virtual meeting applications such as Zoom have taken the world by storm. As we look for any way to share our personal experiences, all eyes are turning to a specific aspect of the Zoom experience...the background.

posted 4/16/2020 9:45:03 AM |



Meet Brutus & Titus, Brookfield Zoo's New Lions

The Chicago Zoological Society and Brookfield Zoo are bursting with pride to announce the arrival of its newest additions—two male African lions named Brutus and Titus.When the zoo reopens, guests will be able to see Brutus and Titus along the Big Cat walkway. And even though the zoo is currently closed, you'll have a chance to meet them online.

posted 4/1/2020 2:18:29 PM |



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