May 09, 2011

Champion for Polar Bears Award

Polar Bears International (PBI) presented its prestigious “Champion for Polar Bears” award to the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) on Saturday, May 7, recognizing the Society for its acclaimed climate awareness programs and polar bear initiatives at Brookfield Zoo. At the same time, American Airlines received the “Paw of Approval” award for its collaboration with CZS in advancing conservation efforts throughout the world...  more...

May 03, 2011

National Climate Literacy Plan

CZS is leading a collaboration of zoological, education, science, and research specialists in developing plans for a national Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network (CliZEN). The initiative, which is the first of its kind for zoos, will explore new approaches to science education by connecting zoo and aquarium visitors to polar animals—including polar bears—whose lives are threatened by climate change.  more...

February 25, 2011

Science Fair Held for Chicago Schools

It's nice to know that the future of science is in "solid" hands. Students in grades 5th through 12th from six Chicago Public Schools (CPS) participated in the 2nd annual Chicago Zoological Society science fair held February 25 at Brookfield Zoo. Students participating in the event were from partner schools of the groundbreaking Levels of Engagement program...read more  more...

January 31, 2011

Running with the Pack

By early spring, Habitat Africa: The Savannah should be literally filled with puppy love. 10 African wild dog puppies, born on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2010, are currently off exhibit with their mother Kim, 6, father Digger, 4, and Digger’s brother Duke, 4. The pups, 6 males and 4 females, will remain off exhibit until spring, at which time they will have access to their outdoor area at Habitat Africa! The Savannah...  more...

October 11, 2010

Longest-Running Dolphin Study Recognized with National Award

Record-setting dolphin study by the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium has received a national award just in time for its 40th anniversary. The joint program earned top honors in the 2010 North American Conservation Award category from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  more...

September 17, 2010

New Ways for Climate Change Education

Seeking new ways to help people understand the impact of climate change, the National Science Foundation program on Climate Change Education has awarded a $1 million grant to the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS). Nine partner zoos will collaborate on new approaches to connecting zoo visitors to polar animals that are endangered by climate change.  more...

June 29, 2010

GLTs in the Trees at Brookfield Zoo

Now through mid-September, a pair of golden lion tamarins named Diabo and Delilah has been released in the wooded area just east of Indian Lake. The release provides the monkeys with the opportunity to learn how to catch insects and climb in the trees in an outdoor environment.  more...

April 15, 2010

Go Eye to Eye at Great Bear Wilderness

Go eye-to-eye with iconic North American animals at the new Great Bear Wilderness: the largest exhibit ever undertaken at Brookfield Zoo! Learn about the animals’ past, present, and future status, their deep cultural significance to people, and the survival challenges they face.  more...

April 06, 2010

Lasting Images of Vet Science

The addition of a CT scanner at Brookfield Zoo will add to its world-class imaging suite. Donated by Loyola University Medical Center, this new piece of equipment enhances the zoo’s diagnostic capabilities and gives the Chicago Zoological Society the distinction of having the best, most comprehensive imaging suite in a North American zoo.  more...

March 16, 2010

Join the Zoo Corps!

The Chicago Zoological Society is now accepting applications for the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). This unique conservation leadership program was created for high school students to learn more about the animals and exhibits at the Zoo while at the same time educating guests. Youth earn valuable career training experience in a fun, social environment.  more...

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