The Science Behind Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Care and Welfare

Many people do not realize the amount of research that goes into taking care of the animals at the Brookfield Zoo. This includes not only conducting research to better understand the factors that lead to optimal welfare, but also the literature reviews that are completed by staff to stay current on best practices across the zoo and aquarium industry.

posted 11/25/2019 1:45:35 PM

Sloth Bears & Ending the 'Dancing Bear' Tradition

Brian Czarnik, Senior Keeper Large Carnivores for Chicago Zoological Society and Brookfield Zoo, recently led a group of seven animal care professionals from all over the United States on a ten-day trip to India. The main focus was visiting both Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks and learning more about local "Dancing Bear" traditions that are now illegal there.

posted 11/13/2019 3:34:27 PM

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work for Polar Bear Conservation

Polar Bear Week is all about recognizing the intertwined fates of sea ice and polar bears. Here at the Chicago Zoological Society, we think it is also a great time to highlight some of the latest news on polar bear research and conservation.

posted 11/5/2019 3:43:38 PM

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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