January 13, 2014

MLK Day

Join Chicago Zoological Society staff for a choral celebration in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 20. In honor of the day, zoo admission will be free (a parking fee will still apply).  more...

January 03, 2014

Grey Seal Born at Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce its first birth of 2014: a grey seal pup that also happens to be the first of its species ever born at the zoo. The male pup was born on New Year’s Day around 7:00 a.m. He and his mother, Lily, 10, will remain off exhibit for several weeks to allow them time to bond with one another.  more...

December 19, 2013

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Helps in Analysis of Oil Spill on Dolphins

A study was released yesterday that shows a clear link between dolphin illnesses and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The study compared the health of dolphins living in an area hit hard by the spill to the health assessment of dolphins that are part of the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, which is the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.  more...

December 16, 2013

Summer Camp Receives Program of Excellence Award

The Chicago Zoological Society’s summer camp program has been awarded the 2013 Program of Excellence Award from the American Camp Association of Illinois. The program was selected for encouraging children with and without disabilities to work together in groups and interact with peers through cooperative activities.  more...

December 12, 2013

Dolphin Calves Born at Brookfield Zoo Continue to Do Well

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.  more...

November 22, 2013

Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic Spreads Festive Cheer in Chicagoland

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.  more...

November 06, 2013

Gorilla Born at Brookfield Zoo

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.  more...

November 04, 2013

Mary Ann MacLean Conservation Leadership Center

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.  more...

October 29, 2013

Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy a Halloween Treat

Animals at Brookfield Zoo were treated to some Halloween treats—pumpkins.  more...

October 17, 2013

Dolphin Birth at Brookfield Zoo

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.  more...

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