animal ambassador PROGRAM 

Our Animal Ambassador Program is a first of its kind in Chicagoland. It allows guests to get up-close views and personal experiences with amazing animals around the zoo's grounds and during special events.

Throughout the year, Brookfield Zoo Chicago staff and Ambassador Animals will appear for zoo chats and pop-up demonstrations to engage guests. Our Animal Ambassadors include a wide array of species, common and unusual, and spanning birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Through these animals, our staff can convey the importance of conservation and make a direct connection with humans. Bringing people closer to animals is just one way we can help others gain an appreciation for all citizens of the natural world.

Our Animal Ambassadors Include:

•Ball python
•California kingsnake
•Cape porcupine
•Congo grey parrot
•Corn snake
•Domestic rabbit
•Dumeril's ground boa
•Eastern box turtle
•Eastern screech owl
•Great horned owl
•Guinea pig
•Harris hawk
•Leadbeater's cockatoo
•Leopard tortoise
•Linnaeus's two-toed sloth
•Ornate box turtle
•Prehensile-tailed porcupine
•Red-tailed hawk
•Wood duck
•And more!