December 12, 2013
Chicago Zoological Society animal care specialists continue to be cautiously optimistic with the progress of two male dolphin calves born at Brookfield Zoo: a 6-week-old dolphin calf that marine mammal staff has been handrearing around the clock since his birth and an 8-week-old calf, the fifth to be raised by Tapeko, his 31-year-old mother.
November 22, 2013
See the lights, feel the magic, and continue or start a new family tradition at Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic, presented by ComEd and Meijer. The festive event features more than one million twinkling lights, caroling to the animals, live entertainment, professional ice-carving demonstrations, a 41-foot LED talking tree, a dazzling laser light show, and a new holiday light spectacular.
November 06, 2013
The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce the birth of a female western lowland gorilla. The infant, born to 18-year-old Koola, was born in the early morning hours on November 4.
November 04, 2013
Brookfield Zoo's former Reptile House has received a major facelift to bring it into the 21st century. The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages the zoo, has restored and updated the existing building to save its historic architecture, despite this move being costlier than razing the structure.
October 29, 2013
Animals at Brookfield Zoo were treated to some Halloween treats—pumpkins.
October 17, 2013
The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce the birth of a male dolphin calf born on Wednesday, October 16. The calf, born to Tapeko, 31, is approximately 40 pounds and 3.5 feet long. Please note that Brookfield Zoo's Dolphin Presentations have been temporarily canceled to allow Tapeko and her calf time to bond and get acquainted with the other dolphins in the group. Although the calf and his mom are currently off exhibit, the Seven Seas underwater viewing gallery will remain open.
September 27, 2013
Recognized for their significant impact on conservation efforts locally and around the globe, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, honored three recipients with its 2013 Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards were presented to the Getz Family, Walgreen Co. and Randall Wells, Ph.D., of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program.
September 18, 2013
A 3-month-old snow leopard cub born at Brookfield Zoo on June 13 made his public debut for zoo guests today. The cub, who now weighs nearly 15 pounds, can be seen on exhibit with his 3-year-old mom, Sarani.
September 17, 2013
The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) received Top Honors for the 2013 Angela Peterson Excellence in Diversity Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) at its national conference, which was held in Kansas City, Missouri, last week. The Top Honors were awarded to the Society for its significant efforts and results in cultivating conservation communities with its suppliers, workforce, and guest diversity initiatives.
September 12, 2013
Over the past three months the addax population has nearly doubled at Brookfield Zoo with the birth of four male calves.
Tuesday, December 31
Calling all Party Animals! Ring in the new year at Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Year's Eve celebration!
December 8, 15 & 22
Enjoy an all-you-can eat brunch buffet, be entertained by costumed characters and Mr. & Mrs. Claus
December 7 - December 22
Enjoy a child-friendly buffet, holiday music and costumed characters. Santa will join you for family photos.
30 de noviembre-1 de diciembre, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 y 26-31 de diciembre 2013
Regresa a Brookfield Zoo para tu tradición familiar favorita, con más de un millón de lucecitas brillantes, música festiva, tus antojitos favoritos y mucho más.
November 30 - December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 26-31
Chicagoland’s largest lights festival surrounds you in the cheer of over 1,000,000 twinkling lights, caroling to the animals, ice carving, laser light shows, live entertainment, and a new holiday light spectacular. You’re sure to feel the magic of the holidays!
August 28, 2013
July 24, 2013
Blanding’s turtles are endangered in Illinois and threatened nationwide, but the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), in collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, is leading an initiative to increase the local wild population. The breeding and release program includes a new outdoor Blanding’s turtle habitat at the zoo’s Dragonfly Marsh exhibit.
July 15, 2013
Jasiri, a 7½-year-old giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf on June 21. The first-time mom gave birth outside in an off-exhibit area. Soon after being born, the 173-pound, 5-foot-9-inch-tall calf stood and was nursing not long after that. This calf is the 59th giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo. The sire, Hasani, is also the father of Dave, a nearly 8-month-old calf born in November 2012.
June 17, 2013
On Tuesday, June 11, the White House and the Institute for Museum and Library Services honored Dave Becker, Senior Manager of Learning Experiences at the Chicago Zoological Society, as one of 12 “Champions of Change.” The event focused on honorees that are providing powerful learning experiences...
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