May 02, 2014

Brookfield Zoo is celebrating May as Dolphin Month

In celebration of our commitment to dolphins, including our two dolphin calves and our field research project in Sarasota, Fla. this month, Brookfield Zoo is celebrating May as Dolphin Month.  more...

April 29, 2014

African Painted Dog Conference Aids Critically Endangered Canines

Experts who are working from around the world to help save critically endangered African painted dogs will meet April 29 to May 2 for a conference at Brookfield Zoo, which is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS).  more...

April 09, 2014

Brookfield Zoo Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

On Saturday, April 12, Brookfield Zoo hopes to provide a family-focused and animal-centric day to help children with autism connect with wildlife and nature.  more...

April 08, 2014

Brookfield Zoo Celebrates Earth Day with Party for the Planet

An Earth Day extravaganza is being planned for Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration on Sunday, April 27, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  more...

April 02, 2014

CZS Helps Increase Humboldt Penguin Numbers in Zoos

The Humboldt penguin population in North American zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is increasing thanks to efforts by animal care staff at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, Columbus Zoo, and Milwaukee County Zoo and, more importantly, by some foster penguin parents.  more...

March 04, 2014

"Speak Through Art" Contest at Brookfield Zoo

Join the Chicago Zoological Society as we recognize an American hero, Cesar Chavez, as a champion for improving the standard of living, wages, and working conditions of farm workers through nonviolent social action.  more...

March 04, 2014

Brookfield Zoo’s 4-Month-Old Gorilla Has a Name with Honor

The wait is over. After two weeks of asking for the public’s help in naming a 4-month-old female gorilla infant at Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society announced the winning name: Nora, which means “honor” or “light.” More than 70,000 votes were cast online during the voting period, which ran from February 18 through March 3.  more...

February 18, 2014

Brookfield Zoo Asking Public to Help Name 4-Month-Old Gorilla Baby

On November 4, 2013, a very special birth occurred at Brookfield Zoo: a female western lowland gorilla was born to 18-year-old mom Koola. But the inquisitive little great ape still does not have a name. The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, is asking for the public’s help in selecting a name that she’ll go bananas over.  more...

January 30, 2014

Dolphin Presentations to Resume at Brookfield Zoo

While the recent weather in Chicagoland has been frigid, Brookfield Zoo guests can once again enjoy tropical temperatures at the Seven Seas’s dolphin stadium. The Chicago Zoological Society’s marine mammal trainers are gearing up for dolphin presentations to resume beginning Saturday, February 1.  more...

January 29, 2014

FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo

Bundle up and head to Brookfield Zoo for its annual FREEze Day on Sunday, February 9. The free admission day will feature fun-filled outdoor activities for the entire family.  more...

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