Spend Cat Awareness Weekend With Brookfield Zoo

Are you a big fan of Brutus and Titus, our African lion brothers? Are you excited to meet Ahava the snow leopard cub or Sasha the Amur leopard cub? Wonder what Whirl the Amur tiger is up to? The weekend of September 26 and 27 is purr-fect for you because it's Cat Awareness Weekend at Brookfield Zoo! ‚ÄčAll weekend long we're celebrating the big cats that call Brookfield home. 

posted 9/22/2020 11:26:16 AM |

How You Can Help on World Orangutan Day

Wednesday, August 19 is World Orangutan Day, a day when we try to bring some much needed attention and awareness to the crises facing these red apes. This critically endangered species once lived in much of Southeast Asia, but their range and population have been dramatically reduced due to deforestation, the illegal pet trade, and poaching.

posted 8/19/2020 9:11:11 AM |

Field Notes from Mongolia: Studying Przewalski's Horses

As a graduate student in biology through Miami University’s Global Field Program, Racquel Ardisana was in Mongolia to learn about the ecology of the steppe ecosystem and the reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses to the wild. As a senior animal specialist at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, she was excited to learn more about the world’s last truly wild horses.

posted 8/18/2020 11:05:29 AM |

Measuring the Behavioral Diversity of Animals at Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Zoological Society and the Brookfield Zoo strive for continuous improvement in the care and welfare of our animals. Scientists at the Brookfield Zoo are using behavioral diversity to examine its potential use as a positive indicator of welfare. We want to make sure that every individual animal at the zoo has the opportunity to thrive.

posted 8/11/2020 11:16:52 AM |

What We Learned By 'Bringing The Zoo To You'

During our temporary closure, Brookfield Zoo decided to "Bring The Zoo To You" every weekday with live videos featuring the animals here, hosted by our Animal Care Specialists. Regular viewers of the Bringing The Zoo To You videos came to recognize the voice behind the camera, Lynette Kleisner, Brookfield Zoo's videographer. 

posted 7/21/2020 10:58:39 AM |

Zoos & Aquariums Take Action to Conserve Vulnerable Bird Species

For those of you who frequently read our blogs, you are probably aware of some of the amazing ex situ conservation projects the Chicago Zoological Society is a part of involving species such as the Guam kingfisher. The effort to conserve vulnerable bird species is an action many zoos and aquariums take on.

posted 7/13/2020 1:17:35 PM |

What You'll Be Able To See at Brookfield Zoo

Now that Brookfield Zoo is reopening its gates, there are a lot of questions regarding which animals you'll be able to see when you visit. Given the guidelines set forth by our local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as Chicago Zoological Society's efforts to maintain a safe and healthy experience for all guests at this time, here is the full list of animals and attractions you'll be able to experience right now. 

posted 7/1/2020 12:28:39 PM |

Sasha Amur Leopard Cub Explores the Outdoors

Brookfield Zoo reopens on July 1 to members and July 8 to the general public, and when they visit they'll have the chance to see one of the newest arrivals while the zoo was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sasha, an Amur leopard who was born on March 3, has been spending his time in the den bonding with mom Lisa. However, he's now started emerging from the den and exploring his outdoor habitat.

posted 7/1/2020 11:42:49 AM |

Celebrate American Eagle Day With Brookfield Zoo

This Saturday, June 20th is a very special day for two feathered residents of Brookfield Zoo. The date marks American Eagle Day, a celebration of the bald eagle and its place as an iconic symbol to the United States of America. Brookfield Zoo is the home of two of these magnificent eagles, Charlie and Zeus.

posted 6/18/2020 8:32:22 AM |

Brookfield Zoo Says Thank You For All Your Drawings

One of our favorite parts of Bringing The Zoo To You has been seeing the cool and colorful drawings that kids have been making by using the Brookfield Zoo activity sheets. Along with all the awesome drawings of Brutus and Titus, our new African lion brothers, we’ve built up quite the collection. So we decided to put them all together and showcase just how talented our members, guests, and friends are.

posted 6/9/2020 2:57:11 PM |

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