Animal Ambassador Program

Animal Ambassador Program

Our Animal Ambassador Program, supported through a gift from The Grainger Foundation, is a first of its kind in Chicagoland. It allows guests to get up-close views and personal experiences with amazing animals around the zoo's grounds and during special events.

Throughout the year, Brookfield Zoo staff and Ambassador Animals will appear for zoo chats and pop-up demonstrations to engage guests. Our Animal Ambassadors include a wide array of species, common and unusual, and spanning birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Through these animals, ourstaff can convey the importance of conservation and make a direct connection with humans. Bringing people closer to animals is just one way we can help others gain an appreciation for all citizens of the natural world.

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

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Ball Python

Bearded Dragons

Bennett's Wallaby

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Binturong

Bird-Eating Spider

Blanding's Turtle

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Blue Tongued Skink

Brown House Snake

Burmese Python

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California Kingsnake

Cape Porcupine

Chicago Garter Snake

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Chuckwalla

Common Musk Turtle

Congo Grey Parrot

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Corn Snake

Domestic Cats

Domestic Chickens

 

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Domestic Rabbits

Dumeril's Ground Boa

Eastern Box Turtle

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Eastern Screech Owl

Emperor Scorpions

Giant African Millipedes

 

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Golden Conure

Great Horned Owl

Green Aracari

 

 

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Guinea Pig

Gyrfalcon

Harris Hawk

 

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Hedgehog

Leadbeater's Cocktatoo

Leopard Geckos

 

 

 

Leopard Tortoise

Llama

Hissing Cockroaches

 

 

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Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula

Nigerian Dward Goats

Ornate Box Turtle

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Prehensile-tailed Porcupine

Red-tailed Hawk

Reindeer

 

 

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Rose Hair Tarantula

Sand Boa

Savannah Cat

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Screaming Hairy Armadillo

Serval

Sloth

 

 

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Spiny-tailed Lizard

Sulcata Tortoise

Tamandua

 

 

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Tawny Frogmouth

Three-toed Box Turtle

Turkey Vulture

 

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Wood Duck

Yellow Rat Snake