August 19, 2009

Baby Gibbon Branching Out in Tropic World

The white-cheeked gibbon baby is starting to explore a bit in Tropic World: Asia exhibit. White-cheeked gibbons are critically endangered, under threat from poaching and habitat destruction. Only 170 white-cheeked gibbons are managed in zoos worldwide, with even lesser numbers estimated to be remaining in the wild.  more...

July 28, 2009

Childhood Nature Connections

Landmark education and training initiative provides early childhood educators--formal and informal--the skills to incorporate nature play and exploration into their classroom, school grounds, and curriculum.  more...

June 25, 2009

Community Conservation Leaders

CZS and Comcast team up to award scholarships for first-ever Communiity Conservation Leaders. Rebecca Black and Sheela Turbek from Riverside-Brookfield H.S. were awarded the scholarships for their part in the School of Environmental Education (SEE Team) and the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)  more...

March 05, 2009

A Prideful Pair

Two African lions who arrived in 2008 can now be seen daily in their outdoor yard at the zoo’s Fragile Kingdom exhibit. The pair—Isis, a 3½-year-old female, and Zenda, a 2½-year-old male—were part of a behind-the-scenes introduction between the two cats that was carefully planned.  more...

January 29, 2009

The Nature of Diversity

Journalist, author, and diversity expert Lewis Diuguid spoke at the Chicago Zoological Society's 2009 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. event. Diuguid spoke on a wide range of topics and leaders, focusing on the power of diversity as a positive force for social and economic change.  more...

December 08, 2008

Teen Agents of Change

Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) recently launched the first site of the Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth in Guyana. Based on the successful Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program at Brookfield Zoo, this global initiative will support the Makushi Wildlife Clubs of the North Rupununi District in Guyana by providing training and mentorship opportunities.  more...

November 21, 2008

Oceans of Information

Staff from South Korea's Seoul Grand Park Zoo recently visited to expand their knowledge of animal welfare and husbandry practices.  more...

October 22, 2008

Clinging to Survival

The birth of a Bornean orangutan at Brookfield Zoo draws attention to a primate species under dire threat in the wild. The female, born on the evening of October 6, is only the second birth of an orangutan expected in an accredited North American zoo this year.  more...

April 25, 2008

Bird Life in Peru

CZS Vet shares her work evaluating bird life on Peru coast at Punta San Juan reserve in a daily blog.  more...

March 05, 2008

Beta Gorilla Passes Another Test

Follow-up ultrasound on Beta Gorilla shows first-ever documented uterine fibroid embolization on a nonhuman primate helps shrink tumor.  more...

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