Hudson Polar Bear - Day in the Life

Polar bears are carnivores, but at the zoo they also enjoy a hearty breakfast that includes their favorite treats - carrots and lettuce. All in a day for a polar bear at Brookfield Zoo. Check out some of this charismatic bear's daily activities in this Day in the Life of Hudson Polar Bear.

posted 11/29/2017 1:26:58 PM

The Coast is Clear!

The Living Coast will be closed from November 22 this year. We close the exhibit for one week every year to do big maintenance projects and animal wellness exams. Once all the work and health checks are complete, the birds return to their home.

posted 11/17/2017 4:50:08 PM

How Do You Ask an Animal How it Feels?

How do you ask an animal how it feels? This is a question that we, in the animal welfare research, department are constantly asking.
Working at a zoo provides an opportunity to think about animal emotion in the context of a huge variety of animal types. From the largest rhinoceros in our collection to the smallest shrew, we want to ask: “how do you feel, today?”

posted 11/17/2017 4:14:29 PM

Brookfield Zoo Cross-fostered Wolf Pup Located in New Mexico

This month, Mexican wolf pup “Connie” from Brookfield Zoo was safely fitted with a GPS radio collar by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists, and released back into the wild to join her pack.

posted 11/15/2017 2:29:37 PM

Mithra Giraffe

Brookfield Zoo is sad to have to announce the loss of our matriarchal giraffe, Mithra. At 27, she was one of the oldest giraffes in a North American accredited zoo and surpassed the median life expectancy for the species in professional care.

posted 11/2/2017 1:30:31 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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