How You Can Help on World Orangutan Day

Wednesday, August 19 is World Orangutan Day, a day when we try to bring some much needed attention and awareness to the crises facing these red apes. This critically endangered species once lived in much of Southeast Asia, but their range and population have been dramatically reduced due to deforestation, the illegal pet trade, and poaching.

posted 8/19/2020 9:11:11 AM

Field Notes from Mongolia: Studying Przewalski's Horses

As a graduate student in biology through Miami University’s Global Field Program, Racquel Ardisana was in Mongolia to learn about the ecology of the steppe ecosystem and the reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses to the wild. As a senior animal specialist at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, she was excited to learn more about the world’s last truly wild horses.

posted 8/18/2020 11:05:29 AM

Measuring the Behavioral Diversity of Animals at Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Zoological Society and the Brookfield Zoo strive for continuous improvement in the care and welfare of our animals. Scientists at the Brookfield Zoo are using behavioral diversity to examine its potential use as a positive indicator of welfare. We want to make sure that every individual animal at the zoo has the opportunity to thrive.

posted 8/11/2020 11:16:52 AM

CZS & Brookfield Zoo

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Learn more about the animals, people, and research that make up CZS here at our blog.

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