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2014 Press Releases



Bottlenose Dolphin Born at Brookfield Zoo

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Chicago Zoological Society Mourns Loss of Dolphin Calf at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic Creates a Winter Wonderland Festival for the Entire Family


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9705.jpg: Brookfield Zoo is all lit up for its annual Holiday Magic festival with more than one million twinkling LED lights.
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403.jpg: During Brookfield Zoo’s Breakfast with Santa, a young guest shares her wish list with Santa Claus.
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71.jpg, 76.jpg, 80.jpg: On December 31 at 8:00 p.m., families can join in an early countdown to the New Year at Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Year’s Eve celebration.


Chicago Zoological Society Announces Winners of 2014 Photo Contest

Young Orangutan Continues to do Well at Brookfield Zoo

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Three Dolphins Are Expecting at Brookfield Zoo


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Nora, a Western Lowland Gorilla, Turns 1 at Brookfield Zoo

Note:Photos taken on 11/4/14 were taken by Kelly Tone/Chicago Zoological Society; photos taken on 11/1/14 and 11/2/14 were taken by Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society.

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Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy a Halloween Treat

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Dolphin Calves Celebrate First Birthdays at Brookfield Zoo

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Chicago Zoological Society Announces Recipients of the 2014 Conservation Leadership Awards

Brookfield Zoo's 2014 Fall/Winter Calendar of Events

Brookfield Zoo Hosting Annual Boo! at the Zoo Halloween Celebration

DSC_5235.jpg: Youngsters will have a howlin’ good time finding their way through the “Crazy Maize” corn maze during Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo.

DSC_5083.jpg: Guests can dress in their favorite Halloween costumes at Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo celebration. The event features not-too-scary fun-filled events for the entire family.

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Guests of all ages can dress up in their favorite Halloween attire and join in the costume parade during Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo.

DSC_7150.jpg: Families can carve their own pumpkins to take home during Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo Halloween celebration.

Chicago Zoological Society Now Accepting Submissions for 2014 Photo Contest

Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Spearheads Rescue of Dolphin Calf in the Wild

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SDRP 17, 19, 60: Staff from the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program assist in rescuing Skipper, an 11-month-old female dolphin calf, from life-threatening fishing gear that was wrapped around the base of her tail and flukes.

SDRP 69: The fishing gear that was wrapped around the base of a dolphin calf’s tail and flukes that could have been life-threatening if it was not removed.

SDRP 74: The damage caused to an 11-month-old female dolphin calf by fishing gear that was wrapped around the base of her tail and flukes.

Do the Zoo Run Run at Brookfield Zoo

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf from Brookfield Zoo is Released into the Wild
Wolf-1.jpg and Wolf-2.jpg: Coronado Mexican gray wolf pack being transferred by mule into the Gila Wilderness on July 22, 2014 (photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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Wolf-4.jpg: Biologists from the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team introduce three Dark Canyon pack pups to two of Ernesta’s (F1126) pups that are being cross-fostered. Mixing of den and pup scents will improve the Dark Canyon mother's acceptance of her expanded litter. This is the first successful cross-fostering attempt in the wild for this species. (photo credit: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team)

Wolf-5.jpg—A trail camera captures the Coronado pack "self releasing” from the release pen in the Gila Wilderness. (photo credit: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team)

Wolf-6.jpg: A trail camera captures an image on July 20, 2014 of the Dark Canyon female Mexican gray wolf F923 and five pups. Two of the pups were cross fostered from the Coronado pack, which is Ernesta’s (F1126) pack. (photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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Kratt Brothers to Perform Live at Brookfield Zoo
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Chicago Zoological Society Helps Raise Awareness About Elephant Crisis

Brookfield Zoo Orangutan Serves as Surrogate for 6-month-old Orangutan

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Maggie and Kecil-1, -2, and -3: Kecil, a 6-month-old Bornean orangutan, with his surrogate mom, Maggie, 53, at Brookfield Zoo. The two are currently off exhibit to allow the two time to bond as well as to give Kecil more time to become more agile and mobile before being introduced to the exhibit in Tropic World: Asia. In the meantime, the Chicago Zoological Society will be setting up a keeper journal at www.CZS.org/Kecil where the public can get periodic updates, including photos and video, of the two.

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Kecil-1, -2, -3, -4: Kecil, a 6-month-old Bornean orangutan at Brookfield Zoo. Kecil is currently off exhibit bonding with Maggie, 53, who is his surrogate mom. It will be several months before Kecil and Maggie are on exhibit in the zoo’s Tropic World: Asia exhibit. Until then the Chicago Zoological Society will be setting up a keeper journal at www.CZS.org/Kecil where the public can get periodic updates, including photos and video, of the two. Orangutans once lived over much of Southeast Asia, but their range and population have been dramatically reduced. Their natural habitat—the rain-forest islands of Sumatra and Borneo—continues to be decimated. Huge tracts of the rain forests are logged and converted to palm oil plantations. There are approximately 40,000 Bornean orangutans left in the wild, and the population has declined by 50 percent since 1990. Researchers predict that about 5,000 orangutans die every year and that if this current rate of decline continues the species will be extinct in the wild in the not too distant future.

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ZooBrew at Brookfield Zoo to Feature More Than 60 Craft Beers

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Chicago Zoological Society Announces Richard G. Gamble as Senior Vice President of Operations

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White-Cheeked Gibbon Born at Brookfield Zoo
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White-cheeked gibbon-1, -2, -3, -4, and -5: A white-cheeked gibbon born at Brookfield Zoo on June 9 with his mom Indah, 25. The infant is the third male born to Indah in the last five years. Currently, the entire gibbon family—including mom; her new baby; Benny, 29, the dad; and the baby’s two brothers Thani, 5; and Cuong, 2½—can all be seen in the zoo’s Tropic World: Asia exhibit. White-cheeked gibbons are critically endangered in their native habitat of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. They are presumed extinct in China. The dramatic decline of white-cheeked gibbons in the wild is due primarily to hunting and habitat loss.

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Governor Quinn Announces $750,000 Investment in Brookfield Zoo

Enjoy Hot Music and Cool Evenings at Brookfield Zoo's Summer Nights
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1_Summer Nights.jpg: During Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights, guests will be able to get up-close views of some of the ambassador animals, including a wallaby.
2_Summer Nights.jpg: Guests can take in a special 6:00 p.m. Dolphins In Action during Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights on Fridays and Saturdays from June 20 to July 26.
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Bison Calves Born at Brookfield Zoo
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Celebrate the First-Ever World Giraffe Day at Brookfield Zoo!
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Pace Launches Express Bus Service to Brookfield Zoo

Top Chicago Cultural Organizations Join Fight to Stop African Elephant Slaughter


¡Viva la Fiesta! Returns to Brookfield Zoo
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Brookfield Zoo Highlights Extraordinary Animal Moms for Mother's Day
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► Brookfield Zoo's Calendar of Events (June through September 2014)

► Conference to Aid Critically Endangered African Painted Dogs
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► Brookfield Zoo Goes Blue for Autism Awareness


► Brookfield Zoo Celebrate Earth Day with Party for the Planet
1_Party for the Planet.jpg: During Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration, there will be an Eco Expo, located on the North Mall and at the Pavilions, where representatives from nearly 20 ecofriendly companies will share the latest environmentally friendly products in their fields and discuss tips on how to use them.

2_Party for the Planet.jpg: At Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Plant, a young guest plants an acorn to take home.

3_Party for the Planet.jpg: Tree saplings will be given away, while supplies last, at Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration.

4_Party for the Planet.jpg: Two youngsters get ready to help plant a tree at Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration. This year’s event takes place on April 27.

5_Party for the Planet.jpg: During an electronics recycling event at Brookfield Zoo, representatives from Vintage Tech Recyclers will be accepting items such as VCRs, telephones, video game consoles, stereo equipment, monitors, and other electronics. Additionally, members from Working Bikes will be collecting unwanted bicycles, crutches, wheelchairs, and sewing machines for recycling. Both collection events, which take place from noon to 6:00 p.m., will be presented by Microsoft Corporation.


► Chicago Zoological Society Helps Increase Humboldt Penguin Numbers in Zoos
Photo Captions—photos taken by Jim Schulz/ Chicago Zoological Society
7-day-old penguin chick-1: A 7-day-old Humboldt penguin chick at Brookfield Zoo has a weigh in during a wellness check. The egg was actually laid by a pair at Columbus Zoo but the parents had difficulties incubating the egg due to the Arctic blast that swept through Ohio. The egg was brought to Brookfield Zoo, based on a recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Humboldt Penguin Species Survival Plan, and given to foster parents to continue the incubation process. The chick hatched on February 20 and is progressing very well.

7-day-old penguin chick-2: Jennifer Langan, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, examines a 7-day-old Humboldt penguin chick that hatched at the zoo on February 20. The egg was laid by a pair of penguins at Columbus Zoo but the parents had difficulties incubating the egg due to the Arctic blast that swept through Ohio. The egg was brought to Brookfield Zoo, based on a recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Humboldt Penguin Species Survival Plan, and given to foster parents to continue the incubation process.

2-week-old penguin chick-1: A 2-week-old Humboldt penguin chick hatched at Brookfield Zoo and is doing very well. The penguin egg was actually laid by a pair at Columbus Zoo but the parents had difficulties incubating the egg due to the Arctic blast that swept through Ohio. Based on a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Humboldt Penguin Species Survival Plan, the egg was brought to Brookfield Zoo and given to foster parents to continue the incubation process.

2-week-old penguin chick-2: A 2-week-old Humboldt penguin chick at Brookfield Zoo has a weigh in during a wellness check. The egg was laid by a pair at Columbus Zoo but the parents had difficulties incubating the egg due to the Arctic blast that swept through Ohio. The egg was brought to Brookfield Zoo and given to foster parents to continue the incubation process. The chick hatched on February 20 and is progressing very well.

1-month-old penguin chick-1: A 1-month-old Humboldt penguin chick hatched at Brookfield Zoo on February 20. The penguin egg was laid at Columbus Zoo but the parents had difficulties incubating the egg due to the Arctic blast that swept through Ohio. Based on a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Humboldt Penguin Species Survival Plan, the egg was brought to Brookfield Zoo and given to foster parents to continue the incubation process. He is progressing very well due to attentive care from his foster parents.

1-month-old penguin chick-2: Emily Venckus, a bird keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society, checks the weight of a 1-month-old Humboldt penguin chick at Brookfield Zoo. The male chick hatched on February 20 and is progressing very well due to attentive care from his foster parents. The penguin egg was laid at Columbus Zoo but the parents had difficulties incubating the egg due to the Arctic blast that swept through Ohio. Based on a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Humboldt Penguin Species Survival Plan, the egg was brought to Brookfield Zoo and given to foster parents to continue the incubation process.



► Spaghetti Dinner at Brookfield Zoo to Support The Vital Ground Foundation

► Chicago Zoological Society to Sponsor “Speak Through Art” Contest to Honor Late Latino Activist Cesar E. Chavez

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Brookfield Zoo
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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.

Brookfield Zoo Asking Public to Help Name 4-Month-Old Gorilla Baby
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The Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo is asking for the public’s help in selecting a name for a 4-month-old western lowland gorilla that she’ll go bananas over. The infant was born November 4, 2012, to Koola, 18. The public can cast their votes at www.BrookfieldZoo.org/GorillaName through March 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. CST. The name with the most votes will be announced on Tuesday, March 4, which is the same date the infant will be four months old.

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A 4-month-old gorilla baby with her mom Koola, 18, can be seen in Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World exhibit. The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, is asking for the public’s help in selecting a name for the little great ape that she’ll go bananas over. The public can cast their votes at www.BrookfieldZoo.org/GorillaName through March 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. CST. The name with the most votes will be announced on Tuesday, March 4, which is the same date the infant will be four months old.


Dolphin Presentations to Resume at Brookfield Zoo
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► FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo
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Brookfield Zoo’s 2014 Winter-Spring Calendar of Events

► Valentine's Dinner and Brunch Offered at Brookfield Zoo
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► Chicago Zoological Society to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Choral Celebration

Brookfield Zoo Animals in Snow
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(caption: Anana, a polar bear at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be enjoying the recent frigid temperatures in Chicago.)
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(caption: Ron, a bison at Brookfield Zoo covered in snow, doesn't seemed phased by the frigid temperatures in Chicago. This is only the fourth time in Brookfield Zoo's history dating back to 1934 that it has closed due to severe weather conditions.)

Brookfield Zoo Closed on Monday, Jan. 6
Due to the snow storm and severe sub-zero weather predicted for tomorrow, Monday, January 6, for the safety and welfare of staff, animals, and the public, Brookfield Zoo will be closed. Essential core staff will be as scheduled to care for the animals and tend to snow removal and park safety. Please visit the zoo's Website at www.CZS.org for further updates.


Grey Seal Born at Brookfield Zoo
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2013 Press Releases


CZS' Sarasota Dolphin Research Program helps in analysis of oil spill on dolphins


Summer Camp Receives Program of Excellence Award
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Campers participating in Brookfield Zoo’s summer Zoo Camp take nature hikes to the zoo’s Dragonfly Marsh to explore the natural world.
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Brookfield Zoo’s summer Zoo Camp gives participants the opportunity animal observations and encounters such as getting an up-close view of the endangered black rhinoceros.
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Gordie Kaplan (left), executive director of the American Camp Association of Illinois, with Chicago Zoological Society’s Katie Edinger, supervisor for ZooCamp, and David Becker, senior manager of learning experiences, displaying the 2013 Program of Excellence Award from the American Camp Association of Illinois.


► Dolphin Calves Born at Brookfield Zoo Continue to Do Well
(6-week-old dolphin calf-1: Mark Gonka, lead trainer for the Chicago Zoological Society assists Rita Stacey, marine mammal curator, as she measures the girth of a 6-week-old bottlenose dolphin. The calf, born on October 28 at Brookfield Zoo, is being handreared by staff because his mother was not providing adequate maternal care.)
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(6-week-old dolphin calf-2 and 3: A 6-week-old bottlenose dolphin calf born at Brookfield Zoo on October 28 is being handreared by marine mammal staff because his mother was not providing adequate maternal care. “A member of the Chicago’ Zoological Society’s marine mammal staff has been in the pool with the calf 24 hour a day providing him with the necessary support, including feeding him, conducting important behavioral observations, taking breath rates, and documenting his growth and weight measurements.)
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(Tapeko and her 8-week-old male calf-1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Tapeko, a 31-year-old bottlenose dolphin, and her 8-week-old calf at Brookfield Zoo. The calf was born on October 16 at the zoo’s Seven Seas exhibit.)
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► Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic Spreads Festive Cheer in Chicagoland
Holiday Magic-1: A young guests tells Santa her wish list during Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic. Santa will be at the evening festival on Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 30 through December 22.

Holiday Magic-2 and 3: Costumed characters greet guests during Brookfield Zoo’s 32nd annual Holiday Magic. The festive event has become a tradition for thousands of families in the Chicagoland area.

Holiday Magic-4: Brookfield Zoo’s South Gate is all lit up for the zoo’s annual Holiday Magic, a family tradition. The festive evening event features more than one million twinkling lights.

Holiday Magic 5: During Brookfield Zoo’s annual Holiday Magic, guests can watch professional ice carvers create beautiful frozen sculptures.

Holiday Magic 6: Families can take a spin on Brookfield Zoo’s Carousel during its 32nd annual Holiday Magic.

Holiday Magic 7: Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic features more than one million twinkling lights.

Holiday Magic 8: A couple enjoys the festive atmosphere at Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic.

Zoo Year’s Eve: Families can ring in the New Year at Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Year’s Eve. The early countdown takes place at 8:00 p.m. during the zoo’s annual Holiday Magic.

► Photo Contest Winners 2013
Randolph Badiola, Grand Prize Winner
Mario Cortez, 1st Place--Adult Category
Jim Klepac, 2nd Place--Adult Category
Alice Jacobs, 3rd Place--Adult Category
Katie Ramirez--Honorable Mention--Adult Category
Tom Morris, Honorable Mention--Adult Category
Vincent Gallichio, 1st Place--Children's Category
Daria Tersina, 2nd Place--Children's Category
Jamie Smith, 3rd Place--Children's Category

► Gorilla Born at Brookfield Zoo
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Koola and her infant-1-6: Koola, an 18-year-old western lowland gorilla with her daughter, who was born at Brookfield Zoo on November 4. In the wild, western lowland gorillas are critically endangered due to habitat destruction, primarily from logging; disease such as the Ebola virus; the illegal pet trade; and poaching for bushmeat. The Chicago Zoological Society participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Western Lowland Gorilla Species Survival Plan, which is a cooperative population management and conservation program for select species in accredited North American zoos and aquariums. The baby’s sire, JoJo, is from Lincoln Park Zoo and arrived at Brookfield Zoo in May 2012 based on a recommendation from the Species Survival Plan.

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► Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center DSC_9240.jpg: Barry and Mary Ann MacLean of Libertyville, donors of the Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo.

DSC_9329.jpg: (Left to right) Hinsdale residents Paul Schueler, Kelley Christopher Schueler, their three children, and Doris K. Christopher. The Christopher Family Foundation is a contributing donor of the Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo.

DSC_9265.jpg: (Left to right): Stuart Strahl, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society and Hinsdale residents Bjorg and Jay Dittus, who were donors of the Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo.

DSC_9377.jpg: The foyer area leading into the Keller Family Board Room at the Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo.

DSC_9378.jpg: Keller Family Board Room at the Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo.

DSC_9392.jpg: One of the classrooms at the Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo.

DSC_9401.jpg: The new Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center at Brookfield Zoo is home to staff in the Chicago Zoological Society’s Conservation, Education, and Training Department.


Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy a Halloween Treat
Photo Captions—photos taken by Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society
Blue-faced Honeyeater_6540.jpg: A blue-faced honeyeater enjoys a Halloween treat filled with tasty waxworms at Brookfield Zoo. (photo taken October 27, 2013)

Tortoises_6749.jpg: Two 4-year-old Galapagos tortoises at Brookfield Zoo seem to be enjoying the innards of a pumpkin given to them on October 27.

Rodrigues Fruit Bat_8047.jpg and 8049.jpg: A Rodrigues fruit bat at Brookfield Zoo’s Australia House is hanging around with a Halloween treat. Animal Programs staff carved the pumpkin so the bat could get to the tasty innards that were also filled with a variety of fruit.

Snow Leopard Cub_8090.jpg and 8093.jpg: Everest, a 4½-month-old snow leopard at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be enjoying a Halloween treat his keepers gave him on October 29.

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Orangutan_8348.jpg: Sophia, a 32-year-old Bornean orangutan, and several other animals received Halloween treats—pumpkins—today, October 29 at Brookfield Zoo.

Orangutan_8368.jpg and 8382.jpg: Kekasih, a 5-year-old Bornean orangutan at Brookfield Zoo, received a pumpkin for an early Halloween treat.

► Dolphin Born at Brookfield Zoo
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► Nicor Energy Efficiency Awareness Campaign
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► Dolphin Gives Birth at Brookfield Zoo
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► Chicago Zoological Society Announces Recipients of Conservation Leadership Awards

► National Science Foundation Awards Major Advancing Informal STEM Leraning Grant to Chicago Zoological Society

► Iconic Exhibit Closes at Brookfield Zoo
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► Brookfield Zoo Hosting Annual Boo! at the Zoo Howloween Celebration
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4022: One of Brookfield Zoo’s grizzly bears enjoys a Halloween treat. The grizzly bears will be treated to pumpkins during the zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo on October 26 at 11:00 a.m.
4716: Guests can take a not-so-scary haunted hayride during Brookfield Zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo. The fun-filled Halloween celebration takes place October 19-20 and 26-27.
4926: One of Brookfield Zoo’s black rhinos enjoys a Halloween treat. The rhinos will be treated to pumpkins during the zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo on October 19 at 11:00 a.m.

► Snow Leopard Cub Makes Public Debut
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► CZS Receives Top Honors for Diversity Programs
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► Addax Population Nearly Doubles at Brookfield Zoo with Four Births this Summer
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Mona, a 15-year-old addax, with her calf at Brookfield Zoo. The calf, born September 4, is the fourth male addax born at the zoo this summer. All the births are important for the species, which is near the brink of extinction in the Sahara deserts of Africa

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An addax calf born September 4 at Brookfield Zoo with his half-brother, Bradley, and Bradley’s mom, Molly. Four male addax were born at the zoo this summer. All the births are important for the species, which is near the brink of extinction in the Sahara deserts of Africa

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A male addax calf born September 4 at Brookfield Zoo with his half-brother Bradley, who was born August 11. Two other male addax born this summer on June 7 and 24 nearly doubles the zoo’s herd. All the births are important for the species, which is near the brink of extinction in the Sahara deserts of Africa

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A male addax calf born September 4 at Brookfield Zoo with his mom, Mona. Pictured in the background is another addax born earlier in the year on June 7. In total, four male addax were born at the zoo nearly doubling its herd. All the births are important for the species, which is near the brink of extinction in the Sahara deserts of Africa

► Chicago Zoological Society Launches Two Educational Programs at Three Local Libraries
► Chicago Zoological Society lanza dos programas educativos en tres bibliotecas locales

► 2013 Photo Contest Submissions Open

► Chicago Zoological Society’s Randall Wells, Ph.D., Nominated for Prestigious Indianapolis Prize
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► Snow Leopard Cub Born at Brookfield Zoo
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Matt Weibler, a senior keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society, weighs a 2-month-old snow leopard cub that was born at Brookfield Zoo on June 13. Since his birth the cub, which weighs about 10 pounds, has been with his mom, Sarani, in an off-exhibit den. Until the cub is 3 months old, he will remain there bonding with his mom before making his public debut in mid-September. Snow leopards are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their numbers, which are estimated to be between 3,500 and 7,000 in the wild, are declining due to human influence such as poaching for medicinal markets and hides, depletion of their prey base, retribution killing following livestock losses, residential and commercial development, and civil unrest.

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A 2-month-old snow leopard cub born at Brookfield Zoo on June 13 is currently growing by leaps and bounds in an off-exhibit den with his mom, Sarani. Until the cub is 3 months old, he will remain there bonding with his mom before making his public debut in mid-September. Snow leopards are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their numbers, which are estimated to be between 3,500 and 7,000 in the wild, are declining due to human influence such as poaching for medicinal markets and hides, depletion of their prey base, retribution killing following livestock losses, residential and commercial development, and civil unrest.

► ZooRunRun for the Conservation Fund
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► Dolphin Birth at Brookfield Zoo
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Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo in labor as Tapeko, 31, looks on. Tapeko is scheduled to give birth later this fall. (photo taken 8/2/2013)
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Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, and her calf at Brookfield Zoo. The calf, a female, was born on August 2. (photo taken 8/2/2013)
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Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo with her female calf that was born on August 2. (photo taken 8/3/2013)
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A female calf nurses from her mother, Allie, 26. The calf was born at Brookfield Zoo on August 2. (photo taken 8/3/2013)
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Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo, with her calf. The female calf was born August 2. (photos taken 8/4/2013)
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Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo, with her calf. The female calf was born August 2. (photo taken 8/6/2013)
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A female bottlenose dolphin calf was born at Brookfield Zoo on August 2. (photo taken 8/6/2013)

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► Wines in the Wild

► Kids' FREE Days

► Lecture Presentation-Vint Virga

► Animals Keeping Cool at Brookfield Zoo
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7426 and 7371: Hani, a 10-year-old sloth bear, and her 6-month-old cub, keep cool at Brookfield Zoo with some frozen ice treats.
7555: A 6-month-old sloth bear cub cools off with a frozen treat at Brookfield Zoo. With temperatures reaching the 90s, staff gave some of the animals ice blocks topped with fruits and corn syrup.
7484 and 7516: With temperatures in the 90s today, Isis, a 7-year-old African lion, enjoys an ice treat filled with beef bones at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.
7819: Youngsters watch as Hudson, one of the polar bears at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be enjoying a cool swim and a giant ice block. Staff gave some of the animals the frozen treats as temperatures climbed in the 90s today in the Midwest.
7776: Hudson, one of the polar bears at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be enjoying a cool swim and a giant ice block. Staff gave some of the animals the frozen treats as temperatures climbed in the 90s today in the Midwest.
6181 and 6250: Whirl, an Amur tiger at Brookfield Zoo, cools off in her pool as temperatures hit the 90s this week.

► Zoo Brew on Tap at Brookfield Zoo
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► Brookfield Zoo Initiative to Help Endangered Blanding’s Turtles
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► Ralph’s World and Rockasaurus Rex to Perform at Brookfield Zoo
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► Giraffe Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
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► 2013 Photo Contest

► Addax Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
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June 19, 2013
Kratt Brothers to Make Return Appearance
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Captions: Martin and Chris Kratt will be entertaining youngsters during two performances at Brookfield Zoo on June 30.

June 10, 2013
White House Highlights Museum and Library “Champions of Change”

May 23, 2013
Animal Welfare Brings Researchers to Brookfield Zoo for International Symposium Hosted by the Chicago Zoological Society’s Center for the Science of Animal Welfare

May 21, 2013
ComEd Providing Springtime Snacks to Animals
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Browse_2928: JoJo, a western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, seems to be enjoying some fresh browse that was delivered to the zoo today, May 21, by ComEd. As part of a partnership between ComEd and the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, the utility company is providing tree trimmings, or “browse” (leaves, twigs, and branches from trees and shrubs) as food for many of the zoo’s animals. The browse program began in 2011 and is now entering its third season. The browse is a great source of nutrition, as well as enrichment, for the animals.

Browse_2933: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, sinks his teeth into some fresh browse. As part of a partnership between ComEd and the Chicago Zoological Society, many of the animals at the zoo are receiving twice-weekly deliveries of the fresh tree trimmings that include sugar and silver maple, willow, grapevine, mulberry, box elder, honey locust, and alder. The browse is a great source of nutrition as well as enrichment.

Browse_3059: Dave, a 6-month-old giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gets a tasty treat of fresh browse—a great source of nutrition as well as enrichment—courtesy of ComEd. As part of a partnership between the utility company and the Chicago Zoological Society, many of the animals at the zoo are receiving deliveries of the fresh tree trimmings twice a week. The browse program began in 2011 and is now entering its third season.

May 20, 2013
Three Dolphins Are Expecting at Brookfield Zoo

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Dolphin ultrasound-2.jpg (Caption: Jennifer Langan, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society (center), performs an ultrasound on Tapeko, 31, one of three pregnant bottlenose dolphins at Brookfield Zoo. She is assisted by Kate Sladek, senior veterinary technician (left) and Mark Gonka, lead keeper. In addition to routine ultrasounds, other prenatal factors staff track include weight gain, body temperature, dietary intake, blubber thickness, and girth.)

Dolphin ultrasound-3.jpg (Caption: Jennifer Langan, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society performs an ultrasound on Tapeko, 31, one of three pregnant bottlenose dolphins at Brookfield Zoo. She is assisted by Kate Sladek, senior veterinary technician. The care staff provides to the pregnant dolphins is facilitated by the trusting relationships the animals have with their trainers and the veterinary staff.)

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May 10, 2013 

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May 8, 2013
Sloth Bear Cubs Born at Brookfield Zoo
Caption: Sloth bear cubs born at Brookfield Zoo on January 20, 2013, can now be seen on exhibit with their mom Hani. Until today, May 8, 3½-month-old male and female cubs have been off exhibit with Hani in a maternity den growing by leaps and bounds.
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April 19, 2013
Brookfield Zoo Open for Business Saturday, April 20 April 18, 2013
Brookfield Zoo to Remain Closed Tomorrow, April 19, Due to Weather
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Brookfield Zoo Closes Thursday, April 18 Due to Severe Weather

 

April 15, 2013
Giraffes at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Spring Weather
Photo Captions (photos taken by Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)
Giraffe-1: Two of Brookfield Zoo’s female giraffes, Arnieta, 6, (left) and Mithra, 22, are able to enjoy the warmer temperatures today in their outdoor habitat for the first time this year.
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Giraffe-3: Guests watch Jasiri, a 7-year-old giraffe at Brookfield Zoo. With the warmer temperature today, the zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to their outdoor habitat for the first time this year.
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Giraffe-9: Brookfield Zoo’s giraffes Dave, 5 months old (left), and Mithra, 22, enjoy the warmer temperatures as they were given access to their outdoor habitat for the first time this year. The African painted dogs seem to be curiously watching in the background.
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March 23, 2013
Chicago Zoological Society’s Women’s Board Gears Up for 2013 Whirl Fund-raising Gala


Party for the Planet

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March 20, 2013
Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Brookfield Zoo
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March 11, 2013
Chicago Zoological Society to Sponsor Poetry Contest to Honor Late Latino Activist Cesar E. Chavez
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March 11, 2013
CZS Awarded Level II Arboretum Accreditation
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March 4, 2013
Dinosaurs Alive!

Feb. 27, 2013
Max Amur Tiger with Snowman

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DSC_0864.jpg (Max a 2-year-old Amur tiger at Brookfield Zoo, gets ready to pounce on a snowman his keepers made for him today, February 27. The snowman, which didn’t stand a chance, featured meat for eyes and buttons, as well as bones for feet. The Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Programs staff provides enrichment to the animals that encourages natural behavior by physically and mentally stimulating them with a variety of items that they may not receive on a regular basis.)

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Caption for DSC_0913.jpg, DSC_0917.jpg, DSC_0945.jpg, DS_0986.jpg (Max, a 2-year-old Amur tiger, plays with what is left of a snowman that his keepers made for him today, February 27, at Brookfield Zoo. Before being knocked down, the snowman featured meat for eyes and buttons, as well as bones for feet. The Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Programs staff provides enrichment to the animals that encourages natural behavior by physically and mentally stimulating them with a variety of items that they may not receive on a regular basis.)


Feb. 22, 2013
International Polar Bear Day
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Feb. 14, 2013
Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Valentines Day Treats
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Photo Credits: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society

7920: Mark Gonka, a lead keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society offers a heart-shaped ice treat to Tapeko, one of Brookfield Zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, for Valentine’s Day. The Animal Programs staff is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with a variety of different enrichment and food items they normally do not receive on a regular basis.

7395 and 7408: JoJo, a 32-year-old western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, enjoys a heart-shaped treat for Valentine’s Day. The nutritious cookies are made of ground primate biscuit, oatmeal, bananas, raisins, and peanut butter. The Animal Programs staff for the Chicago Zoological Society is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with a variety of different enrichment and food items they normally do not receive on a regular basis.

7383: Koola, an 18-year-old western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, enjoys a heart-shaped treat for Valentine’s Day. The nutritious cookies are made of ground primate biscuit, oatmeal, bananas, raisins, and peanut butter. The Animal Programs staff for the Chicago Zoological Society is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with a variety of different enrichment and food items they normally do not receive on a regular basis.

7464: Brookfield Zoo’s grey seals Tasha, 9 (left), and Boone, 9, give their seal of approval for the heart-shaped gelatin and ice treats they received for Valentine’s Day. The Animal Programs staff for the Chicago Zoological Society is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with a variety of different enrichment and food items they normally do not receive on a regular basis.

7469, 7475, 7485: Boone, a 9-year-old grey seal at Brookfield Zoo, seems to enjoy the heart-shaped gelatin and ice treats he received for Valentine’s Day. The Animal Programs staff for the Chicago Zoological Society is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with a variety of different enrichment and food items they normally do not receive on a regular basis.

7511: Boone, a 9-year-old grey seal at Brookfield Zoo, eyes his heart-shaped ice treats that he received for Valentine’s Day. The Animal Programs staff for the Chicago Zoological Society is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at Brookfield Zoo. One way is by providing them with a variety of different enrichment and food items they normally do not receive on a regular basis.

Feb. 11, 2013
FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo
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January 15, 2013
Valentine's Day Gifts for Animal Lovers
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January 10, 2013
Baby Kangaroos Thinking Outside the Pouch
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January 8, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

January 7, 2013
Brookfield Zoo Going Prehistoric with Dinosaurs Alive!
Giant Animatronic Dinosaurs Roar into Town Spring 2013

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2012 Press Releases


Dwarf Mongoose Pups Born at Brookfield Zoo

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See the Lights, Feel the Magic at Holiday Magic 2012
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Joe Couceiro Named Vice President of Marketing for the Chicago Zoological Society
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2012 Photo Contest Winners
Bodie Wheaton of La Grange--Child Category, Third Place
Chyanne Schwickerath of Neponset--Child Category, Second Place
Connor Orr of Bolingbrook--Child Category, First Place
Dustin Frost of Downers Grove--Grand Prize Winner
Frank Angileri of Downers Grove--Adult Category, Honorable Mention
Kathryn Larson of South Elgin--Adult Category, Honorable Mention
Lyndsay Sandbothe of Homewood--Adult Category, Third Place
Michael Kobe of Munster, IN--Adult Category, First Place
Randolph Badiola of Schaumburg--Adult Category, Second Place

Giraffe Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
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Veterans Day at Brookfield Zoo

Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat Joey Out and About at Brookfield Zoo
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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Leaving Brookfield Zoo to Enter the Wild
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Halloween Treats for Animals at Brookfield Zoo
DSC_2925 (Isis, a 7-year-old female African lion, appears to be getting ready to pounce on one of the pumpkins she and her partner, Zenda, 6, received at Brookfield Zoo today. Zookeepers carved the pumpkins and filled them with meat. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_3080 (A meerkat at Brookfield Zoo attempts to crawl inside a carved out pumpkin to get at some tasty meal worms. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_3085 (A family of meerkats at Brookfield Zoo was treated to pumpkins filled with tasty meal worms. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4769 (Kartik, a 3-year-old male sloth bear at Brookfield Zoo, seemed to enjoy a Halloween treat—pumpkins. Additional pumpkins the sloth bears received were carved and filled with other treats, including raisins and grapes. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4833 (Bo, a 5-year-old red river hog at Brookfield Zoo, received a pint-size Halloween treat today. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4870 (Obessa, a 24-year-old pygmy hippo at Brookfield Zoo, received a pint-size Halloween treat today. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4874(Obessa, a 24-year-old pygmy hippo at Brookfield Zoo, received a pint-size Halloween treat today. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4880 (Obessa, a 24-year-old pygmy hippo at Brookfield Zoo, received a pint-size Halloween treat today. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4886 (Obessa, a 24-year-old pygmy hippo at Brookfield Zoo, received a pint-size Halloween treat today. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4906 (Obessa, a 24-year-old pygmy hippo at Brookfield Zoo, received a pint-size Halloween treat today. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4926 (Jimma, a 27-year-old male rhino at Brookfield Zoo, seemed to enjoy a Halloween treat—a pumpkin. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)
DSC_4975 (Jimma, a 27-year-old male rhino at Brookfield Zoo, seemed to enjoy a Halloween treat—a pumpkin. During the fall season, many of the zoo’s other animals will be receiving pumpkins too. Zoo guests can see some of the animals receiving pumpkins during the annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration this coming weekend, October 27 and 28.)

October 5, 2012
International Wombat Symposium
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October 1, 2012
Chicago Zoological Society Honors Disabled Veterans

September 27, 2012
Brookfield Zoo Receives Renewed Accreditation

September 17, 2012
Creatures of the Night 2012
Creatures of the Night 5: The Pumpkin Executioner will be smashing pumpkins every half hour during Brookfield Zoo’s Creatures of the Night Halloween celebration.
Creatures of the Night 6: While aboard “The Haunted Tram,” Brookfield Zoo guests will encounter all sorts of ghastly characters.
Creatures of the Night-7: Youngsters can participate in a variety of activities, including pumpkin carving, during Brookfield Zoo’s Creatures of the Night.

September 17, 2012
Boo! at the Zoo
Photos/Captions—all photos by Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society
Boo! at the Zoo 1: Youngsters can come dressed up in their Halloween costumes to Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo celebration on October 20-21 and 27-28.
Boo! at the Zoo 2: Guests can take a hayride at Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo Halloween celebration.
Boo! at the Zoo 3: Costumed guests take a spin on Brookfield Zoo’s Carousel.
Boo! at the Zoo 4: Guests can learn some expert pumpkin-carving tips from professional carver Steve Dahlke, who will use a variety of tools to create masterpieces out of 1,000-pound pumpkins during Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo.
Boo! at the Zoo 5: Youngsters can come dressed up in their Halloween costumes to Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo celebration on October 20-21 and 27-28.

September 7, 2012
Fiesta para Todos: Party for All
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Sones de México Ensemble will perform at Brookfield Zoo’s Fiesta para Todos on Saturday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (photo by Todd Winters)
Angel y Khriz: At Brookfield Zoo’s Fiesta para Todos celebration, Angel y Khriz will perform some of their soulful and reggae hits on Sunday, September 16, at 4:25 p.m.
5535: At Brookfield Zoo’s Fiesta para Todos celebration, guests can get up close with a llama during special Zoo Chats. Photo credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society.

September 5, 2012
Chicago Zoological Society Now Accepting Submissions for 2012 Photo Contest
Submission Deadline is October 22

August 31, 2012
CZS Collaborates on U.S.Geological Survey Study of Asian Carp
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August 23, 2012
Chicago Zoological Society Hosts Professional Development Day

August 9, 2012
Free Kids’ Days at Brookfield Zoo
Meijer Sponsors Free Days on August 13, 14, and 15

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August 7, 2012
Guests Can Meet Pepe the Penguin at Brookfield Zoo
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On not too crowded days, guests can enjoy seeing Pepe, a 5-month-old Humboldt penguin on the walkway at Brookfield Zoo’s The Living Coast exhibit. By having Pepe serve as ambassador animal, Chicago Zoological Society staff hope to make a connection with the public that will inspire guests to want to learn more about Pepe’s endangered counterparts in the wild.

August 3, 2012
Tawny Frogmouth Chicks Hatch at Brookfield Zoo
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(Caption: Tawny Frogmouth Chicks-1, 2, and 3: Two tawny frogmouth chicks hatched at Brookfield Zoo on July 9 and 11. For reasons unknown, the parents abandoned the nest about halfway during the incubation period. To give the unborn chicks a chance at life, staff pulled the eggs and placed them in an incubator. Once the eggs hatched, they received round-the-clock care. Now at just over 3 weeks old, they have grown, are eating well, and appear to have a bright future ahead of them.)
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