2010 Press Releases


December 9, 2010
Przewalski’s Horses are Back at Brookfield Zoo

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November 16, 2010
2010 CZS Photo Contest Winners Annnounced

Thomas Mohr of Chicago, grand prize
Suzanne Ridenour of Crystal Lake, 1st place adult
Tom Morris of Bartlett, 2nd place adult
Steve Znamenski of Crystal Lake, 3rd place adult
Carol Koterski Dugan of Vandalia, Michigan, honorable mention adult
Dominic Williams of Schaumburg, 1st place child
Jack Fisher Skarr of Naperville, 2nd place child
Jordan Huerta of Elmhurst, honorable metnion child
Savannah Golla of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 3rd place child


November 15, 2010


Thanksgiving Day Feast for the Animals at Brookfield Zoo

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November 11, 2010

Holiday Magic Lights Up Brookfield Zoo


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October 15, 2010

Veterans Day at Brookfield Zoo


October 13, 2010


Brookfield Zoo’s Seals’ and Sea Lions’ Oral Hygiene Highlighted During National Dental Hygiene Month
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October 7, 2010

 

Chicago Zoological Society Receives Top Honors in Conservation
Longest-Running Dolphin Study Recognized for Its Exceptional Conservation Efforts

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September 30, 2010

CZS Staff Travel to Manitoba with Polar Bears International

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September 23, 2010

Chicago Zoological Society Bids Farewell to Lone Elephant
Departure Enables Renovation of Indoor Elephant Habitat

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September 18, 2010

Brookfield Zoo’s Bear Awareness Weekend Focuses on Bear-y Important Conservation Issue

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September 17, 2010

Frightful Fun Awaits at Brookfield Zoo’s Annual Boo! at the Zoo Halloween Celebration

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September 17, 2010

Chicago Zoological Society Partners with PETCO for Pet Adoption Event
Hundreds of Animals Available for Adoption

Sept. 16, 2010

Creatures of the Night at Brookfield Zoo
Thrills, Chills, and a Frightfully Fun Time Awaits Guests
New Halloween Evening Event for Spirits of all Ages


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Sept. 15, 2010

Wines in the Wild Supports Conservation and Education Programs at Brookfield Zoo

Sept. 14, 2010

2010 Photo Contest Deadline Extended to Nov. 1

Sept. 13, 2010

National Science Foundation Awards Major Climate Change Education Grant to Consortium Led by Chicago Zoological Society

Sept. 10, 2010

Dancing with the World - Fiesta para todos

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August 31, 2010
Orphaned California Sea Lion Pups Find a Home at Brookfield Zoo

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Caption for 1: Elizabeth Miller, a senior trainer for the Chicago Zoological Society, spends time acclimating two California sea lion pups to their new home at Brookfield Zoo. The two pups were rescued from the wild after their mothers abandoned them when they were each only a day old.

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Captions for 2-6: Two California sea lion pups born on June 7 and June 10 are getting acclimated to their new home at Brookfield Zoo. The two pups were rescued from the wild after their mothers abandoned them when they were each only a day old.

August 24, 2010
American White Pelicans Make New Home at Brookfield Zoo’s Formal Pool
Birds Rescued from Gulf Coast Due to Oil Spill

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August 4, 2010

Free Kids’ Days at Brookfield Zoo
Meijer Sponsors Free Days on August 16, 17, and 18

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August 3, 2010

Shimmy and Shake at Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Tunes Concert
Country Music Takes Center Stage on August 29

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July 28, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Saddened by Loss of Bald Eagle
Leah Resided at Zoo for 31 Years

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July 28, 2010

Chicago White Sox Players Sign Autographs at Brookfield Zoo

Chicago White Sox players appearance-1.jpg: Chicago White Sox players Daniel Hudson (left) and Andruw Jones, along with the team’s mascot, Southpaw, made an appearance at Brookfield Zoo on July 27 to sign autographs for fans.

Chicago White Sox players appearance-2.jpg: Chicago White Sox pitcher Daniel Hudson gives a high-five to a young fan during an autograph session at Brookfield Zoo on July 27.

Chicago White Sox players appearance-3.jpg: During an autograph session at Brookfield Zoo on July 27, Chicago White Sox pitcher Daniel Hudson signs a young fans jersey.

Chicago White Sox players appearance-4.jpg: Chicago White Sox outfielder Andruw Jones autographs a photo for a young fan at Brookfield Zoo.


July 21, 2010

White Pelicans Affected by Gulf Oil Spill Find New Home at Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Zoological Society Continues Rescue and Research Efforts in Response to the Disaster

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    An American white pelican has its wings checked during a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Hospital by Michael Adkesson, DVM, DIPL.ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society (left). He is assisted by Michael O’Neill, senior keeper/Veterinary Services. The bird, along with four other pelicans, was rescued from the Gulf Coast oil spill. They arrived at Brookfield Zoo on July 18, and following a 30-day quarantine period, they will be placed on permanent exhibit at the zoo’s Formal Pool.
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    Michael Adkesson, DVM, DIPL.ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society, listens to the heart of an American white pelican during a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Hospital. He is assisted by Kate Sladek, veterinary technician. The bird, along with four other pelicans, was rescued from the Gulf Coast oil spill. They arrived at Brookfield Zoo on July 18, and following a 30-day quarantine period, they will be placed on permanent exhibit at the zoo’s Formal Pool.
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    Michael Adkesson, DVM, DIPL.ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society (right) oversees an American white pelican being anesthetized by Michael O’Neill and Denise Young, senior keepers/Veterinary Services, as they prepare the bird for a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Hospital The bird, along with four other pelicans, was rescued from the Gulf Coast oil spill. They arrived at Brookfield Zoo on July 18, and following a 30-day quarantine period, they will be placed on permanent exhibit at the zoo’s Formal Pool.
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    An American white pelican has its wings checked during a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo’s Animal Hospital by Michael Adkesson, DVM, DIPL.ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society (right). He is assisted by Michael O’Neill, senior keeper/Veterinary Services. The bird, along with four other pelicans, was rescued from the Gulf Coast oil spill. They arrived at Brookfield Zoo on July 18, and following a 30-day quarantine period, they will be placed on permanent exhibit at the zoo’s Formal Pool.
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July 14, 2010

Zoo Tunes at Brookfield Zoo Features Latin Music on Sunday, July 18
Enjoy the Sounds of Latin Grammy-Nominated Artist Belinda

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July 1, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Celebrates Corky the Turtle’s 65th Birthday
Dime Store Turtle Makes Home at Zoo for Past 30 Years

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June 29, 2010

Golden Lion Tamarins Roam the Woods at Brookfield Zoo: Small Primates Released near Indian Lake for the Summer

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-1: Diabo, a male golden lion tamarin, can be seen outdoors at Brookfield Zoo. Delilah, and her mate, Diabo, are radio collared with transmitters so Animal Programs staff can monitor them in the event they wander too far away from their nestbox.

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-2: Diabo, a male golden lion tamarin, can be seen outdoors at Brookfield Zoo. He and his mate, Delilah, are radio collared with transmitters so Animal Programs staff can monitor them in the event they wander too far away from their nestbox.

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-3: Delilah, a female golden lion tamarin, can be seen outdoors at Brookfield Zoo. Delilah, and her mate, Diabo, are radio collared with transmitters so Animal Programs staff can monitor them in the event they wander too far away from their nestbox.

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-4: Delilah, a female golden lion tamarin, can be seen outdoors at Brookfield Zoo. Delilah, and her mate, Diabo, are radio collared with transmitters so Animal Programs staff can monitor them in the event they wander too far away from their nestbox.

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-5: Golden lion tamarins, Diabo (left) and Delilah, can be seen in a wooded area adjacent to Brookfield Zoo’s Indian Lake.

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-6: Golden lion tamarins, Diabo (left) and Delilah, peek out from the nestbox (a cooler).

Golden-Lion-Tamarin-7: Diabo, a male golden lion tamarin, can be seen outdoors at Brookfield Zoo. He and his mate, Delilah, do not stray too far from their nestbox.


June 25, 2010

Trumpeter Swans Hatch at Brookfield Zoo

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June 17, 2010

Zoo Camp Offers Animal Adventures

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June 16, 2010

Brookfield Zoo’s Cookie Cockatoo Makes Public Appearance for 77th Birthday Celebration

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June 14, 2010

Chicago Zoological Society Receives Grant from Morris Animal Foundation
Funding Supports Research on Long-Term Effects of Gulf Oil Spill on Dolphins in Sarasota Bay

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(Pictured from left to right: Aaron Barleycorn, research assistant for Chicago Zoological Society, takes a photo of dolphins' dorsal fin in order to identify them; Randall Wells, Ph.D., senior conservation scientist for the Chicago Zoological Society; John Taylor, chief operating office for the Morris Animal Foundation; and Tina Martinez, marketing and media relations manager for the Morris Animal Foundation. The Morris Animal Foundation's Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund presented a grant to the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program to conduct research on the effects the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could have on dolphins living in the region.

June 10, 2010

Elephant Celebration at Brookfield Zoo

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June 3, 2010

Shake, Rattle, and ROAR!
Zoo Tunes Kicks Off June 13 at Brookfield Zoo

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photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride

May 26, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Dolphins Make a “Big Splash”
Chicago Zoological Society Opens Renovated Seven Seas Exhibit and Celebrates 50 Years of Dolphin Care with New Anniversary Show

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Dolphin-5, 6, 7, 9.jpg: Brookfield Zoo guests can see dolphins presentations daily in the newly renovated Seven Seas Dolphin Arena.
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Dolphins can be seen swimming from the underwater viewing gallery at Brookfield Zoo’s newly renovated Seven Seas exhibit.

May 20, 2010

Summer Fun Awaits Guests at Brookfield Zoo’s Popular Seasonal Exhibits
Butterflies! and Stingray Bay Opening Soon

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May 14, 2010

Poetry Project Inspires Connection to Nature at Brookfield Zoo’s Great Bear Wilderness
Zoo Partners with Poets House to Deepen Conservation Awareness

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April 23, 2010

4th Annual Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo

Party for the Planet-1: During Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet, youngsters can plant seeds to take home and watch them grow.

Party for the Planet-2: Children can play games while learning about animals and nature during Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration.

Party for the Planet-3: Young guests can help Brookfield Zoo staff plant a tree at the 4th annual Party for the Planet celebration.

April 15, 2010

Dolphins Return to Renovated Seven Seas

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April 1, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Becomes Second U.S. Zoo with On-site CT Scanner
Chicago Zoological Society’s Announces Newest Addition to Imaging Suite, Now the Best-Equipped in the Country

Click here for a list of Brookfield Zoo's Imaging Suite Equipment

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(pictured left to right) Michelle Soszynski, senior keeper/Veterinarian Services at Brookfield Zoo; Jackie Zdziarski, veterinarian at Brookfield Zoo; and Judy Seraphin, 3-D lab/CT technologist from Loyola University Medical Center, prepare Bernarrd, a 26-year-old aardvark for a CT scan.

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Michelle Soszynski, senior keeper/Veterinarian Services at Brookfield Zoo (left), and Judy Seraphin, 3-D lab/CT technologist from Loyola University Medical Center, prepare Bernarrd, a 26-year-old aardvark for a CT scan.

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Jackie Zdziarski, veterinarian at Brookfield Zoo (left), and Michelle Soszynski, senior keeper/Veterinarian Services at Brookfield Zoo, prepare one of the zoo’s Mexican gray wolves for a CT Scan.

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Veterinarian Services staff at Brookfield Zoo view CT scan images of Bernaard, a 26-year-old aardvark.


March 31, 2010

 

Swing into Ape Awareness Month at Brookfield Zoo

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March 29, 2010
Brookfield Zoo Announces Names of Galápagos Tortoises

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Pictured left to right: Jeff Mitchell, associate curator of reptiles at Brookfield Zoo, Leena Pontikes of Park Ridge; Zoraida Sambolin, NBC 5 news anchor; Sam Peters of LaGrange Park; Lexi Reaume of Frankfort; Rob Elgas, NBC 5 news anchor; and Maggie Defend of Chicago.

March 25, 2010
Go Eye-to-Eye with Iconic North American Animals at Brookfield Zoo’s Great Bear Wilderness
State-of-the-Art Naturalistic Habitat Opens May 8, 2010

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Feb. 19, 2010
Wallow in Fun at Brookfield Zoo’s National Pig Day Celebration
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Feb. 17, 2010
Help Name Brookfield Zoo’s Newest Residents: Galápagos Tortoises
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Feb. 16, 2010

Chicago Zoological Society’s Spring Lecture Series Features Inspiring Talks on Iconic Animals in Brookfield Zoo’s New Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit

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Feb. 5, 2010
Valentine's Dinner Offered at The Swamp at Brookfield Zoo

Feb 4, 2010
Work on the Wild Side: Join the Crew at Brookfield Zoo

Feb. 2, 2010
Furry Forecasters at Brookfield Zoo Take Center Stage on Groundhog Day

Jan. 26, 2010

World’s Longest-Running Dolphin Research Program Celebrates 40th Year
CZS’s Dolphin Research and Conservation Institute Hits Milestone in Protecting Dolphins

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Randall Wells, Ph.D., senior conservation scientist for the Chicago Zoological Society, manages the world’s longest-running, most comprehensive dolphin research and monitoring program.

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Randall Wells, Ph.D. senior conservation scientist for the Chicago Zoological Society (wearing the cap) trains Argentine researchers Pablo Bordino and Ana Fazio to radio-track Franciscana dolphins from a rooftop in San Clemente, Argentina. This was the first time Franciscana dolphins had ever been tagged and tracked, and provided the first evidence of local residency by this species.

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Ginger, a well-known dolphin was found stranded on the north end of Siesta Beach, Florida. After two months of rehabilitation, she was released back into the wild with freezebrand and small VHF radio transmitter that was used to track her for two months.

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Ginger, a well-known dolphin that was successfully releases back into the wild after she was found stranded in 2008, takes a peek at a survey boat, 11.5 months post-release.

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During a dolphin health assessment, Randall Wells, Ph.D., senior conservation scientist for the Chicago Zoological Society (red shirt), measures blubber thickness ultrasonically, as an indication of dolphin body condition.

Jan. 22, 2010
Furry Forecasters at Brookfield Zoo Take Center Stage on Groundhog Day
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Jan. 13, 2010

FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo Features Dog Sledding Demonstrations and Winter Activities for the Whole Family
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