Since the opening of the Zoo in 1934, we have 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 Brookfield Zoo Chicago here at our blog.


May 2024: Be Our Guest
April 2024: Bird Offspring and Animal Welfare
February 2024: Purrs, Coos, and Laughs
January 2024: Who's Who at the Zoo?
November 2023: What Makes a Dolphin House a Home?
September 2023: Bottlenose Dolphin Management By The Numbers
August 2023: Catching Z's at the Zoo
August 2023: Wild Encounters With the Goats: Animal Welfare & Habitat Design in Action!
July 2023: Integrating Reference Intervals Into Our Welfare Monitoring Toolkit
June 2023: Ambassador Animal Welfare
November 2022: Resilience and Animal Welfare: Bouncing Back from Challenges
November 2022: How Are Blood Tests Used to Improve the Welfare of Whales and Dolphins?
October 2022: Soaring Ahead: The Future of Bird Welfare Science in Zoos and Aquariums
July 2022: Meet CZS's New Behavioral Research Assistant
July 2022: Promoting Affiliative Social Behavior in Bottlenose Dolphins
December 2021: The Cetacean Welfare Study
October 2021: Behavioral Diversity as an Indicator of Good Welfare
August 2021: What is Zoo Accreditation and Why is it Important?
August 2021: Keeping Cool with Polar Bear Science
March 2021: Complex Environmental Enrichment for Dolphins
December 2020: Animal Welfare: What Is It?
August 2020: Measuring the Behavioral Diversity of Animals at Brookfield Zoo
November 2019: The Science Behind Brookfield Zoo's Animal Care and Welfare
July 2019: Precision Tracking Technology for Dolphins at Brookfield Zoo
February 2019: Optimizing Dolphin Health with ZooMorphTrak
November 2018: MTags Around the World
January 2018: Chicago Zoological Society Takes Lead On Multi-Institutional Cetacean Study
March 2017: Room to Roam