September 10, 2009

Bear Awareness Weekend

Bear AThe Chicago Bears are not the only members of the Ursidae family getting attention this weekend. Brookfield Zoo celebrates Bear Awareness Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, with a series of special-themed activities highlighting the zoo’s three species of bears—grizzly bear, polar bear, and sloth bear—from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.wareness Weekend  more...

September 02, 2009

Museum Adventure Pass Launches

Macy’s and Suburban Chicago Libraries kicked off the Museum Adventure Pass program at Brookfield Zoo on Sept. 1, 2009. The program offers free admission to 17 Suburban Museums and Cultural Organizations.  more...

August 31, 2009

Dolphins Relocate to Minnesota

After a safe transport on Aug. 30, 2009, the dolphins began a temporary stay at Minnesota Zoo while their Brookfield home—Seven Seas dolphin arena—undergoes extensive renovations and upgrades before their return next spring.  more...

August 25, 2009

Addax Calf Valuable Addition for Theatened Species

Addax antelope calf born on June 17, 2009, is a welcome addition to the North American zoo population because this species is on the brink of extinction in its native Africa mainly due to trophy hunting and civil unrest.  more...

August 17, 2009

Baby Gibbon Branching Out

A 4½ -month-old male white-cheeked gibbon is becoming a bit more independent lately. Thani can be seen with his mom, Indah, and dad, Benny, starting to brachiate (swinging from tree limb to tree limb using only his arms), the species' main mode of locomotion.  more...

July 02, 2009

Sen. Durbin Honors Brookfield Zoo's 75th

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin commemorated Brookfield Zoo's 75th Anniversary with a letter honoring the Chicago Zoological Society's achievements and innovations for the past 75 years.  more...

June 26, 2009

Rep. Lipinski Commemorates Brookfield Zoo

Rep. Daniel W. Lipinski recently commemorated the 75th Anniversary of Brookfield Zoo with the following statement in the Congressional Record.  more...

June 23, 2009

Community Scholarships Awarded

Two students from Riverside-Brookfield High School, Rebecca Black and Sheela Turbek, received the first Chicago Zoological Society and Riverside-Brookfield High School Scholarship for Community Conservation Leaders.  more...

May 30, 2009

Dolphins going for visit in September

Brookfield Zoo's three bottlenose dolphins will be going for a temporary visit to another AZA-accredited zoo while their home, Seven Seas, gets a makeover beginning in September.  more...

April 15, 2009

Christopher Family Foundation Contributes $1.5 Million

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is pleased to announce the generous gift of $1.5 million from The Christopher Family Foundation of Hinsdale that will go toward the renovation of the zoo’s old Reptile House into a conservation learning center.  more...

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