July 01, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Celebrates Corky Turtle 65th

On Saturday, July 10, come out of your shell and head to Brookfield Zoo to join in a birthday celebration for Corky, a 65-year-old American red-bellied turtle. Corky, who was purchased from a dime store in 1945, was donated to Brookfield Zoo 30 years ago.  more...

June 29, 2010

Cookie Cockatoo Celebrates 77th Birthday

Since late September 2009, Cookie, a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo at Brookfield Zoo, has been off exhibit in Perching Bird House enjoying his golden years and spending quality time with his keepers. But on Saturday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m., he made a public appearance for a very special occasion: his 77th birthday celebration, sponsored by American Airlines.  more...

June 28, 2010

Trumpeter Swans Hatch at Brookfield Zoo

Trumpeter swan chicks, also known as cygnets, hatched on May 28 on Brookfield Zoo's Indian Lake, and can be seen with their parents during regular zoo hours. After Labor Day 2010, the swans will be transported to Iowa as part of the state’s Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program.  more...

June 23, 2010

CZS Honored by LaGrange Special Education

The Chicago Zoological Society was honored at an Employer Appreciation Breakfast recently, hosted by the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE).  more...

June 15, 2010

CZS Researchers Study Effects of Oil Spill on Dolphins

CZS is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant from Morris Animal Foundation’s Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund. The grant CZS received is providing its scientists with funding to conduct research on the effects the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could have on dolphins living in the region.  more...

June 04, 2010

Blackhawks Fans Show Support at Brookfield Zoo

More than 200 guests joined in a Chicago Blackhawks fan group photo June 4 at Brookfield Zoo. The zoo offered FREE admission to any adult or child guest, who was wearing apparel with an official Chicago Blackhawks logo.  more...

May 17, 2010

Language of Conservation Poetry Project

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is partnering with Poets House, the national literary center and poetry library headquartered in New York, to help zoo guests deepen their awareness about conservation through poetry. The project, called The Language of Conservation, will be highlighted during a celebration at the zoo’s new Great Bear Wilderness exhibit on Saturday, May 22.  more...

April 09, 2010

Great Bear Wilderness Set to Open May 8

As guests begin their adventure through the National Park-like experience, the largest exhibit ever undertaken at Brookfield Zoo, they will learn about the animals’ past, present, and future status, their deep cultural significance to people, and the survival challenges they face.  more...

April 01, 2010

New CT Scanner Enhances Animal Care

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. Brookfield Zoo is the second zoo in the U.S. to own an on-site CT scanner and is the only zoo animal hospital in North America to combine digital radiology and CT technology at its facility.  more...

March 31, 2010

Ape Awareness Month

It will be a swinging time at Brookfield Zoo every weekend in APE-ril with the celebration of Ape Awareness Month featuring special programs for guests and activities for children. Ape Awareness activities will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, in Tropic World.  more...

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