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...

March 25, 2013

Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Brookfield Zoo

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...

January 14, 2013

Brookfield Zoo Going Prehistoric with Dinosaurs Alive!

Starting in April 2013, Brookfield Zoo guests can take a trip back millions of years and experience Dinosaurs Alive!, presented by Dominick’s. Come and enjoy this unique, fun, and educational exhibit of Tyrannosaurus proportions that will feature supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.  more...

November 21, 2012

Giraffe Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo

Arnieta, a 5-year-old reticulated giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf in the early afternoon on November 12. Until today, mom and calf have been off exhibit to allow for good maternal bonding and to make sure the calf is developing normally. Now they can be seen indoors in the zoo’s Habitat Africa! The Savannah exhibit.  more...

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