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Media Contact: 
Sondra Katzen
Director of Public Relations
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071
E-mail: Sondra.Katzen@CZS.org

2024 News Releases
2/234/24: Grey Seal Born at Brookfield Zoo
2/19/24: Embark on Incredible Adventures at Brookfield Zoo this Spring
2/1/24: Dolphins Return Home to Brookfield Zoo's Seven Seas
1/26/24: Valentine’s Gift Offers from Brookfield Zoo
1/9/24: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Receive Christmas Trees for Enrichment
1/4/24: Brookfield Zoo Offers Free Days in January and February


2023 News Releases
12/30/23: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Brookfield Zoo’s Final Night of Holiday Magic
12/22/23: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Receive Holiday-themed Enrichment
12/14/23: Polar Bear Turns 17 at Brookfield Zoo
12/11/23: Brown Bear Cubs Make Their Public Debut at Brookfield Zoo
12/5/23: New Children’s Book by Former Brookfield Zoo Visiting Veterinary Resident Supports Global Pangolin Conservation
11/27/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Online Holiday Guide Offers Unique Gifts
11/22/23: Brookfield Zoo's Lemurs Treated to a Special Thanksgiving Feast
11/20/23: Orphaned Brown Bears have a Forever Home at Brookfield Zoo
11/17/23: Enjoy Holiday Fare, Meet Santa, and Spread Seasonal Cheer at Brookfield Zoo
11/9/23: Light Up the Night at Brookfield Zoo’s Reindeer Run
11/3/23: Brookfield Zoo Hosting Veterans Day Ceremony
11/1/23: Epaulette Shark Hatches at Brookfield Zoo
10/27/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic® Returns for Another Dazzling Season
10/25/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Flamingos Named
10/25/23: Unwind with Wines in the Wild at Brookfield Zoo
10/23/23: Marine Mammal Longevity Study Reveals Remarkable Advances in Animal Welfare
10/19/23: Brookfield Zoo Unveils Stunning Photo Gallery Showcasing Punta San Juan Conservation Success
10/18/23: Chicago Zoological Society Honors Recipients at Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner
10/18/23: Michael C. Drai and Elizabeth S. Quinn Elected to Chicago Zoological Society’s Board of Trustees
10/17/23: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Pumpkins for Enrichment
10/13/23: Parade of Pink! Brookfield Zoo Welcomes American Flamingo Chicks
10/10/23: Celebrate the Traditions of Día De Los Muertos at Brookfield Zoo
9/25/23: Halloween Fun Brewin’ at Brookfield Zoo’s Annual Boo! at the Zoo
9/21/23: Fall Recycling Day at Brookfield Zoo
9/19/23: Brookfield Zoo Receives $40 Million Gift, Largest Donation in Zoo’s History
9/11/23: Celebrate Oktoberfest at Brookfield Zoo
9/7/23: Brookfield Zoo’s 3-Week-Old Giraffe ready for her Public Debut
8/31/23: Nyala Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
8/29/23: Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Run to Benefit Chicago Zoological Society's
Animal Care and Conservation Fund

8/25/23: Weekend Happenings at Brookfield Zoo offer Events for 21-and-over Guests and Families
8/21/23: Giraffe Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
8/17/23: Critically Endangered African Antelope born at Brookfield Zoo
8/16/23: Andrea Rodgers joins Chicago Zoological Society as Senior Vice President of Guest Experience and Operations
8/11/23: Endangered Helmeted Curassow Chick Thriving Thanks to Collaborative Efforts between Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo
8/8/23: Brookfield Zoo Offers End-of-Summer Adventure for Families
8/4/23: Party with the Animals at Brookfield Zoo’s ZooBrew
7/27/23: Brookfield Zoo and Tennoji Zoo Celebrate 50 Years of Chicago and Osaka being Sister Cities
7/20/23: Vertical Horizon and Plain White T’s Performing at Brookfield Zoo’s Concerts for Conservation this Weekend
7/19/23: Chicago Zoological Society, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Partner in Initiative that Responds to Need for Wildlife Veterinary Care
7/10/23: Chicago Zoological Society’s King Conservation Science Explorers Partner with Urban Rivers on Projects to Support Habitats for Wildlife
7/3/23: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Receive 4th of July-themed Enrichment
6/28/23: Tickets Still Available to Brookfield Zoo’s Concerts for Conservation
6/26/23: Mexican Wolf Pup at Brookfield Zoo Named
6/22/23: Chicago Zoological Society Hosts Wounded Warrior Project® Soldier Ride® at Brookfield Zoo
6/21/23: Giraffe at Brookfield Zoo Expecting Calf Thanks to Innovative Medical Care during Pregnancy
6/16/23: 2-year-old Giraffe Makes Public Debut at Brookfield Zoo
5/26/23: Chicago Zoological Society Continues to Help Increase Genetic Diversity of Wild Mexican Wolf Population
5/24/23: Chicago Zoological Society’s Whirl Raises $1.6 Million
5/22/23: Take a Winning Shot to Enter in Brookfield Zoo’s 2023 Photo Contest
5/17/23: Eastern Black Rhinoceros Euthanized at Brookfield Zoo
5/15/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Concerts for Conservation Tickets on Sale Now
5/4/23: Dolphin Calf Rescued from Life-threatening Fishing Gear Entanglement Thanks to Efforts Led by
Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

4/28/23: Ape Awareness Weekend at Brookfield Zoo Brings Attention to Declining Wild Populations of Gorillas, Orangutans, and White-cheeked Gibbons
4/24/23: Brookfield Zoo has Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Animal-loving Moms
4/20/23: Critically Endangered Addax Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
4/13/23: New Gorilla Trek Virtual Reality Experience at Brookfield Zoo
4/7/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Giraffe Herd (and Guests) Enjoy Spring Temperatures
4/5/23: Brookfield Zoo Hosting Earth Day Events
3/31/23: Monkey Business at Brookfield Zoo--Squirrel Monkey Baby and Cotton-top Tamarins Make Debuts
3/23/23: Brookfield Zoo’s New Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla Ready to Meet Zoogoers
3/21/23: Brookfield Zoo Places 5th in the Country in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 for Best Zoo
3/20/23: Brookfield Zoo Expanding Space for Apes and Monkeys to Feature Outdoor Habitats
3/17/23: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Receive St. Patrick’s Day Treats and Enrichment
3/13/23: Brookfield Zoo Offering Virtual Spring Lectures
3/4/23: Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium Nominated in USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards
3/2/23: Nyala Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
3/1/23: Job Fair at Brookfield Zoo on March 4
2/28/23: Dr. Lisa Freeman, President of Northern Illinois University, Elected to Chicago Zoological Society's  Board of Trustees
2/24/23: Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Leads Effort to Rescue Dolphin Calf from Entangled and Embedded Fishing Gear
2/17/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Calendar of 2023 Events
2/14/23: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Receive Valentine’s Enrichment Treats
2/13/23: Brookfield Zoo Mourns Loss of 44-year-old Bornean Orangutan
2/6/23: Brookfield Zoo Welcomes New Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla
1/19/23: Brookfield Zoo Offers Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for all Ages
1/11/23: Brookfield Zoo Renews Level II Accreditation from ArbNet Accreditation Program
1/13/23: Brookfield Zoo’s Animals Receive Post-Holiday Enrichment