2011 Press Releases


Dec. 27, 2011
White-Cheeked Gibbon Born November 15 at Brookfield Zoo
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Indah, a 23-year-old white-cheeked gibbon and her 1½-month-old male infant at Brookfield Zoo. The baby was born on November 15.
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Dec. 7, 2011
Young Snow Leopards Arrive at Brookfield Zoo
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Nov. 15, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s Operation Rhino Video Wins Chicago Em
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Nov. 14, 2011

30 Years of Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

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Nov. 14, 2011

Chicago Zoological Society Announces 2011 Photo Contest Winners

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Nov.14, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Feast Planned for Animals at Brookfield Zoo
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Nov.2, 2011
Veterans Day Celebration at Brookfield Zoo

Oct. 30, 2011
Newborn Dolphin Calf Dies within Minutes of Birth at Brookfield Zoo

Oct. 27, 2011
Pumpkin Enrichment at Brookfield Zoo
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Oct. 18, 2011
Chicago Zoological Society Announces Recipients of Conservation Leadership Awards

Oct. 4, 2011
Browse Program with ComEd
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Browse ProgramDSC_4635.jpg (western grey kangaroos at Brookfield Zoo’s Australia House getting a tasty treat thanks to a new browse program between the zoo and ComEd)
Browse ProgramDSC_4729.jpg (Kabisa, a 26-year-old black rhino at Brookfield Zoo, enjoying his silver maple browse)
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September 30,2011
Fall Lecture Series - Big Cats
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September 22,2011
Fisher-Price Little People to Perform at Brookfield Zoo
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September 21, 2011
New Research - Smells may Help Birds Identify Their Relatives
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September 20, 2011
New Stamp to Raise Funds to Protect Vanishing Species
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September 14, 2011
ZooRunRun-Still Time to Register
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September 13, 2011
“Acres for the Atmosphere” Digging In for Polar Bears This Saturday
Conservation Team Planting Trees at Brookfield Zoo to Help Threatened Species


September 13, 2011
2011 Photo Contest
Submission Deadline Extended to October 31


September 9, 2011
Creatures of the Night 2011
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September 9, 2011
Boo! at the Zoo 2011
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August 31, 2011
It’s a Party for All at Brookfield Zoo
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Other Cultures from Around the World

 

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August 11, 2011
Chicago Zoological Society Hosts Green-CAP Community Action Days
Pilsen and Little Village Neighborhoods Getting Clean and Green


August 10, 2011
Run or Walk for the Animals at Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Run Run for the Conservation Fund
First Time in Run’s History Takes Place Inside Zoo


August 2, 2011
Guineafowl Chicks Being Raised by Peahens at Brookfield Zoo
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July 26, 2011
Free Kids’ Days at Brookfield Zoo
Meijer Sponsors Free Days on August 8, 9, and 10

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July 22, 2011
Animals Keeping Cool at Brookfield Zoo
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July 18, 2011
Maggie Orangutan Turns 50 Years Young

July 18, 2011
Chicago Cubs “REAL FAN DAYS” Festivities at Brookfield Zoo
Celebrating Everything about the Cubs on July 23 and 24


July 12, 2011
Three Addax Antelope Born at Brookfield Zoo: Less than 300 Individuals Remain in the Wild
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July 11, 2011
Chicago Bears "Real Fan Days" Festivities at Brookfield Zoo July 16-17

June 30, 2011
Fallen Officer Thor Soderberg Honored at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo
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June 16, 2011
Kangaroo Joeys Hopping About at Brookfield Zoo
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June 16, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s Cookie Cockatoo Makes Special Appearance for 78th Birthday Celebration
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May 31,2011
Real Fan Days at Brookfield Zoo
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Real Fan Day campaign images:
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May 27, 2011
Whale Presentation with National Geographic Photographer Flip Nicklin
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May 25, 2011
Children to Benefit from New Programs and Training at Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Play Zoo
Exhibit that Redefined how Children Interact with and Learn About Animals and Nature Celebrates 10th Birthday

Hamill Family Play Zoo-1.jpg:  One of the Hamill Family Play Zoo staff at Brookfield Zoo engages a young guest in mud play.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-2.jpg: A young zoo guest to the Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo helps a play partner water plants in the exhibit’s greenhouse.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-3.jpg: A young zoo guests gets her face painted in the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-4.jpg: A Hamill Family Play Zoo staff member engages a youngster in outdoor play at Brookfield Zoo.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-5.jpg: Children can get up-close views of animals at the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-6.jpg: Two face-painted zoo guests to the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo help water plants in the exhibit’s greenhouse.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-7.jpg: One of the Chicago Zoological Society’s veterinarians engages a young guest in caring for a ferret in the Hamill Family Play Zoo’s Animal Hospital. In the Play Zoo, youngsters can dress up and pretend to be a veterinarian.
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Hamill Family Play Zoo-9.jpg: A young guest in the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo touches a guinea pig with the help from one of the volunteers.
Hamill Family Play Zoo-10.jpg: During the summer, youngsters to the Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibit at Brookfield Zoo can join in releasing ladybugs.

May 24, 2011
Rare Okapi Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo
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May 19, 2011
Dolphin Pregnant at Brookfield Zoo
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Tapeko Dolphin's Ultrasound-1.jpg: Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, points to the dolphin fetus. Tapeko, a 29-year-old common bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo, is due to give birth in mid-fall.

Tapeko Dolphin’s Ultrasound-3.jpg: Melissa Zabojnik (left), a senior keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society, assists Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, an associate veterinarian also for the Society, during an ultrasound session with Tapeko, a 29-year-old common bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo. Tapeko is due to give birth in mid-fall.

Tapeko Dolphin’s Ultrasound-4.jpg: Melissa Zabojnik (right), a senior keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society, assists Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, an associate veterinarian also for the Society, during an ultrasound session with Tapeko, a 29-year-old common bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo. Tapeko is due to give birth in mid-fall.

May 12, 2011
Celebrate Decades of Dolphins at Brookfield Zoo
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May 4, 2011
Polar Bears International Recognizes Chicago Zoological Society as “Champion for Polar Bears” and American Airlines Gets “Paw of Approval”

April 29, 2011
Stingray Bay Exhibit Opens
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April 21, 2011
Chicago Zoological Society Leads National Climate Literacy
Initiative to Inspire 20 Million Zoo Visitors to Battle Climate Change

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Photo caption: Special moments like this provide the Chicago Zoological Society with a unique opportunity to educate its millions of visitors at Brookfield Zoo about climate change and what they can do to make a difference. The Society is leading a national Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network that includes 15 zoos and aquariums around the country. This collaboration has the potential to reach more than 20 million visitors annually with information about climate change and the impact it has both on wildlife and the environment.

April 14, 2011
World-Renowned Scientists on Quest to Save Polar Bears
Presentation at Brookfield Zoo Highlights Effects of Climate Change on Species

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April 12, 2011
Chicagoland Environmental Network a Great Resource for Eco-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities


April 5, 2011
Giraffes at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Spring Weather
Giraffes-3635: Arnieta, a 4-year-old female giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, stretches her legs as she is given access to an outdoor habitat for the first time this season.
Giraffes-3700: Arnieta (left), 4, and Jasari, 6, two female giraffes at Brookfield Zoo, enjoy the spring weather for the first time this season.
Giraffes-3710: Arnieta (left), 4, and Jasari, 6, two female giraffes at Brookfield Zoo, enjoy the spring weather for the first time this season.
Giraffes-3730: Jasari, a 6-year-old female giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, stretches her legs in her outdoor habitat. The zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to its outdoor habitat for the first time this season. In the background are the zoo’s African wild dog puppies curiously watching the giraffes.
Giraffes-3787: With the warmer constant temperatures, Brookfield Zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to their outdoor habitat for the first time this season. The annual event is always exciting to witness as the giraffes gracefully run around stretching their legs and necks. Jasari, a 6-year-old giraffe got too close to a Canada goose that was protecting its territory.
Giraffes-3789: With the warmer constant temperatures, Brookfield Zoo’s giraffe herd was given access to their outdoor habitat for the first time this season. The annual event is always exciting to witness as the giraffes gracefully run around stretching their legs and necks. Jasari, a 6-year-old giraffe got too close to a Canada goose that was protecting its territory.

March 28, 2011
Think Green and Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Zoological Society Raises Awareness About Climate Change

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March 24, 2011
Ape Awareness Weekends
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Thani, a 2-year-old white cheeked gibbon at Brookfield Zoo
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March 15, 2011
African Wild Dog Puppies on Exhibit at Brookfield Zoo
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February 16, 2011
National Pig Day at Brookfield Zoo

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February 7, 2011
Brookfield Zoo has E-Cards Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s FREEze Day Offers Both Outdoor and Indoor Events
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February 1, 2011

Brookfield Zoo Closed on February 2—Second Time in Its History
Early Groundhog Day Prediction Held Today

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January 28, 2011
Wild Adventure Planned for Valentine’s Dinner at Brookfield Zoo

January 21, 2011
Brookfield Zoo’s Grizzly Bears Get Into Football Spirit

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January 20, 2011
Endangered African Wild Dog Pups Born at Brookfield Zoo
One of Only Three Litters Born in a North American Zoo This Year
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African Wild Dog Puppies-1 -9.jpg: Ten African wild dog puppies were born at Brookfield Zoo on November 26, 2010. They are currently off exhibit with their mother.
African Wild Dog Puppy-1.jpg: An 8-week-old African wild dog puppy, cooperates while getting weighed during a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo. The puppy is one of 10 born at the zoo on November 26, 2010.
African Wild Dog Puppy’s Physical-1.jpg: Michael Adkesson, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, weighs a 8-week-old African wild dog puppy during a routine physical examination. The puppy is one of 10 born at Brookfield Zoo on November 26, 2010.
African Wild Dog Puppy’s Physical-2.jpg: Michael Adkesson, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, performs a routine physical examination one of the 8-week-old African wild dog puppies. The puppy is one of 10 born at Brookfield Zoo on November 26, 2010
African Wild Dog Puppy’s Physical-3.jpg: Michael Adkesson, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, assisted by Michelle Soszynski, senior keeper, perform a physical examination on an 8-week-old African wild dog puppy. The puppy is one of 10 born at Brookfield Zoo on November 26, 2010.

January 19, 2011
Celebrate Groundhog Day at Brookfield Zoo
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January 6, 2011
Brookfield Zoo Offers Free Admission on Select Days in January and February
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