April 02, 2014

Penguin Chick at Brookfield Zoo

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...

January 03, 2014

Grey Seal Pup Born at Brookfield Zoo

A male grey seal pup was born on New Year’s Day around 7:00 a.m., the first of its species ever born at the zoo. He and his mother, Lily, 10, will remain off exhibit for several weeks to allow them time to bond with one another. Grey seal pups are born with long white fur called lanugo (pronounced la-noo-go), which is molted in two to four weeks and replaced with shorter, stiffer hair similar to that of adults.  more...

September 27, 2013

Conservation Leadership Awards

Recognized for their significant impact on conservation efforts locally and around the globe, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, honored three recipients with its 2013 Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards were presented to the Getz Family, Walgreen Co. and Randall Wells, Ph.D., of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program.  more...

August 28, 2013

Snow Leopard Cub

A 3-month-old snow leopard cub born at Brookfield Zoo on June 13 made his public debut for zoo guests today. The cub, who now weighs nearly 15 pounds, can be seen on exhibit with his 3-year-old mom, Sarani.  more...

July 24, 2013

Blanding's Turtle Release Program

Blanding’s turtles are endangered in Illinois and threatened nationwide, but the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), in collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, is leading an initiative to increase the local wild population. The breeding and release program includes a new outdoor Blanding’s turtle habitat at the zoo’s Dragonfly Marsh exhibit.  more...

July 15, 2013

Giraffe Calf Born

Jasiri, a 7½-year-old giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf on June 21. The first-time mom gave birth outside in an off-exhibit area. Soon after being born, the 173-pound, 5-foot-9-inch-tall calf stood and was nursing not long after that. This calf is the 59th giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo. The sire, Hasani, is also the father of Dave, a nearly 8-month-old calf born in November 2012.  more...

June 17, 2013

White House Honors Champions of Change

On Tuesday, June 11, the White House and the Institute for Museum and Library Services honored Dave Becker, Senior Manager of Learning Experiences at the Chicago Zoological Society, as one of 12 “Champions of Change.” The event focused on honorees that are providing powerful learning experiences...  more...

May 17, 2013

Sloth Bear Cubs Born

Two sloth bear cubs that were born on January 20 made their public debut recently, just in time for Mother's Day. The cubs have been in a maternity den for a few months with their mom, Hani, 10, growing by leaps and bounds. At birth, the male and female cubs weighed less than one pound and could fit in the palm of a hand. Now at 3½ months old, they weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds...  more...

April 22, 2013

New Giraffe Calf Heads Outdoors

The giraffes at Brookfield Zoo are enjoying access to the outdoor habitat for the first time this year—a sure sign of spring! The herd includes Mithra, a 22-year-old female; Franny, a 21-year-old female and her 6-year-old daughter, Arnieta; Jasiri, a 7-year-old female; and Dave, Arnieta’s 5-month-old calf, who made his outdoor debut recently.  more...

March 23, 2013

Angolan Colobus Monkey Born

The birth of an Angolan colobus monkey at Brookfield Zoo on March 9 marked the first birth of this species of colobus born at the zoo. Both mom and her baby may be seen daily in the zoo’s Tropic World: Africa exhibit. Infants are born completely white, which is great camouflage as they blend in with their mom’s long white hair. As the young monkey develop, zoogoers will notice it begin to change color from white to gray to black...  more...

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