Nov. 14, 2011
30 Years of Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Zoological Society Announces 2011 Photo Contest Winners
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July 26, 2011
Free Kids’ Days at Brookfield Zoo
Meijer Sponsors Free Days on August 8, 9, and 10
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July 22, 2011
Animals Keeping Cool at Brookfield Zoo
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July 18, 2011
Maggie Orangutan Turns 50 Years Young
July 18, 2011
Chicago Cubs “REAL FAN DAYS” Festivities at Brookfield Zoo
Celebrating Everything about the Cubs on July 23 and 24
July 12, 2011
Three Addax Antelope Born at Brookfield Zoo: Less than 300 Individuals Remain in the Wild
July 11, 2011
Chicago Bears "Real Fan Days" Festivities at Brookfield Zoo July 16-17
June 30, 2011
Fallen Officer Thor Soderberg Honored at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo
June 16, 2011
Kangaroo Joeys Hopping About at Brookfield Zoo
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June 16, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s Cookie Cockatoo Makes Special Appearance for 78th Birthday Celebration
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Real Fan Days at Brookfield Zoo
Real Fan Day campaign images:
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May 27, 2011
Whale Presentation with National Geographic Photographer Flip Nicklin
May 25, 2011
Children to Benefit from New Programs and Training at Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Play Zoo
Exhibit that Redefined how Children Interact with and Learn About Animals and Nature Celebrates 10th Birthday
Hamill Family Play Zoo-1.jpg: One of the Hamill Family Play Zoo staff at Brookfield Zoo engages a young guest in mud play.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-2.jpg: A young zoo guest to the Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo helps a play partner water plants in the exhibit’s greenhouse.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-3.jpg: A young zoo guests gets her face painted in the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-4.jpg: A Hamill Family Play Zoo staff member engages a youngster in outdoor play at Brookfield Zoo.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-5.jpg: Children can get up-close views of animals at the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-6.jpg: Two face-painted zoo guests to the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo help water plants in the exhibit’s greenhouse.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-7.jpg: One of the Chicago Zoological Society’s veterinarians engages a young guest in caring for a ferret in the Hamill Family Play Zoo’s Animal Hospital. In the Play Zoo, youngsters can dress up and pretend to be a veterinarian.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-8.jpg: Brookfield Zoo guests and Hamill Family Play Zoo staff enjoying outdoor nature play
Hamill Family Play Zoo-9.jpg: A young guest in the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo touches a guinea pig with the help from one of the volunteers.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-10.jpg: During the summer, youngsters to the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo can join in releasing ladybugs.
May 24, 2011
Rare Okapi Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
May 19, 2011
Dolphin Pregnant at Brookfield Zoo
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Tapeko Dolphin's Ultrasound-1.jpg: Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, points to the dolphin fetus. Tapeko, a 29-year-old common bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo, is due to give birth in mid-fall.
Tapeko Dolphin’s Ultrasound-3.jpg: Melissa Zabojnik (left), a senior keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society, assists Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, an associate veterinarian also for the Society, during an ultrasound session with Tapeko, a 29-year-old common bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo. Tapeko is due to give birth in mid-fall.
Tapeko Dolphin’s Ultrasound-4.jpg: Melissa Zabojnik (right), a senior keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society, assists Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, an associate veterinarian also for the Society, during an ultrasound session with Tapeko, a 29-year-old common bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo. Tapeko is due to give birth in mid-fall.
May 12, 2011
Celebrate Decades of Dolphins at Brookfield Zoo
May 4, 2011
Polar Bears International Recognizes Chicago Zoological Society as “Champion for Polar Bears” and American Airlines Gets “Paw of Approval”
April 29, 2011
Stingray Bay Exhibit Opens
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April 21, 2011
Chicago Zoological Society Leads National Climate Literacy
Initiative to Inspire 20 Million Zoo Visitors to Battle Climate Change
Photo caption: Special moments like this provide the Chicago Zoological Society with a unique opportunity to educate its millions of visitors at Brookfield Zoo about climate change and what they can do to make a difference. The Society is leading a national Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network that includes 15 zoos and aquariums around the country. This collaboration has the potential to reach more than 20 million visitors annually with information about climate change and the impact it has both on wildlife and the environment.
April 14, 2011
World-Renowned Scientists on Quest to Save Polar Bears
Presentation at Brookfield Zoo Highlights Effects of Climate Change on Species
Ian Stirling (Photo Credit: Mary MacDonald)
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April 12, 2011
Chicagoland Environmental Network a Great Resource for Eco-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities
April 5, 2011
Giraffes at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Spring Weather
Giraffes-3635: Arnieta, a 4-year-old female giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, stretches her legs as she is given access to an outdoor habitat for the first time this season.
Giraffes-3700: Arnieta (left), 4, and Jasari, 6, two female giraffes at Brookfield Zoo, enjoy the spring weather for the first time this season.
Giraffes-3710: Arnieta (left), 4, and Jasari, 6, two female giraffes at Brookfield Zoo, enjoy the spring weather for the first time this season.
Giraffes-3730: Jasari, a 6-year-old female giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, stretches her legs in her outdoor habitat. The zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to its outdoor habitat for the first time this season. In the background are the zoo’s African wild dog puppies curiously watching the giraffes.
Giraffes-3787: With the warmer constant temperatures, Brookfield Zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to their outdoor habitat for the first time this season. The annual event is always exciting to witness as the giraffes gracefully run around stretching their legs and necks. Jasari, a 6-year-old giraffe got too close to a Canada goose that was protecting its territory.
Giraffes-3789: With the warmer constant temperatures, Brookfield Zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to their outdoor habitat for the first time this season. The annual event is always exciting to witness as the giraffes gracefully run around stretching their legs and necks. Jasari, a 6-year-old giraffe got too close to a Canada goose that was protecting its territory.
March 28, 2011
Think Green and Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Zoological Society Raises Awareness About Climate Change
Party for the Planet--planting acorns
Party for the Planet--Poop Tram
Party for the Planet--tree planting
Party for the Planet--tree sapling giveaway
Green-E The Environmental Elvis
March 24, 2011
Ape Awareness Weekends
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Kamba, a wetern lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo
Kekasih, a 2-year-old orangutan at Brookfield Zoo
Thani, a 2-year-old white cheeked gibbon at Brookfield Zoo
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March 15, 2011
African Wild Dog Puppies on Exhibit at Brookfield Zoo
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February 16, 2011
National Pig Day at Brookfield Zoo
American guinea hog
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February 7, 2011
Brookfield Zoo has E-Cards Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
February 3, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s FREEze Day Offers Both Outdoor and Indoor Events
February 1, 2011
Brookfield Zoo Closed on February 2—Second Time in Its History
Early Groundhog Day Prediction Held Today
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January 28, 2011
Wild Adventure Planned for Valentine’s Dinner at Brookfield Zoo
January 21, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s Grizzly Bears Get Into Football Spirit
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