September 18, 2013

Snow Leopard Cub Makes His Debut at Brookfield Zoo

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...

September 17, 2013

CZS Honored with Diversity Award

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) received Top Honors for the 2013 Angela Peterson Excellence in Diversity Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) at its national conference, which was held in Kansas City, Missouri, last week. The Top Honors were awarded to the Society for its significant efforts and results in cultivating conservation communities with its suppliers, workforce, and guest diversity initiatives.  more...

September 12, 2013

Addax Population Nearly Doubles at Brookfield Zoo with Four Births this Summer

Over the past three months the addax population has nearly doubled at Brookfield Zoo with the birth of four male calves.  more...

August 29, 2013

Randall Wells, Ph.D., Nominated for Prestigious Indianapolis Prize

The Chicago Zoological Society is proud to announce that Randall Wells, Ph.D., senior conservation scientist for the Society and director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, based in Florida’s Mote Marine Laboratory, has been nominated for the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for conservation. The Indianapolis Prize is given every other year to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts for animal species.  more...

August 27, 2013

Snow Leopard Cub Born at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male snow leopard cub on June 13. The 10-pound cub is the first cub born to 3-year-old Sarani and her mate Sabu. Currently residing in an off-exhibit den with his mom, he will remain there before making his public debut in mid-September. A leading snow leopard conservation organization, The Snow Leopard Trust, estimates population numbers of this elusive cat to be between 3,500 and 7,000 remaining in the wild.  more...

July 24, 2013

Blanding's Turtle Breeding and 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 10, 2013

Giraffe Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo

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.  more...

June 21, 2013

Addax Born at Brookfield Zoo

It is not exactly a stampede, but the sound of little hooves can be heard at Brookfield Zoo with the birth of an addax antelope on June 7 and several more are expected in the coming weeks.  more...

May 20, 2013

Three Dolphins Expecting at Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is delighted to announce that three of its bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. The mothers-to-be—Allie, 26; Tapeko, 31; and Spree, 10—are due to give birth during the summer and fall.  more...

May 08, 2013

Sloth Bear Cubs Born at Brookfield Zoo

Sloth Bear Cubs Debut  more...

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