Dr. Mike's Video Blog

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes at Brookfield Zoo? Join Dr. Mike Adkesson, president & CEO of Chicago Zoological Society and director of Brookfield Zoo, as he and zoo staff share an insider's view of the zoo, animal news, vet visits, and more!




Goat Kids



Echidna Puggle


African Painted Dogs



Punta San Juan





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Advanced Inquiry Program


The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is a conservation-focused, inquiry-driven learning experience that combines web-based graduate courses through Miami University with exciting face-to-face experiential and field study at Brookfield Zoo. Students in this national degree program contribute to social and ecological change in their communities. The opportunity to earn credits from international travel is another exciting part of the program. And the best news of all – it’s affordable!