Brookfield Zoo

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Oct 1
The leaves are changing, fall is here and #BooattheZoo is right around the corner! Join us Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19 and 25-26 for frightfully fun activities. Details at CZS.org/Boo. #BrookfieldZoo #Chicago #Halloween #ChicagoHalloween

The leaves are changing, fall is here and #BooattheZoo is right around the corner! Join us Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19 and 25-26 for frightfully fun activities. Details at CZS.org/Boo. #BrookfieldZoo #Chicago #Halloween #ChicagoHalloween

It’s Cat Awareness Weekend this Sat.-Sun., Oct.4-5! It’ll be a purr-fect weekend to learn about the zoo’s cats - from big cats like African lions and snow leopards to small cats like fishing cats and domestic cats. #brookfieldzoo #bigcats #chicago #bigcatsofinstagram #snowleopards #ilovecats

It’s Cat Awareness Weekend this Sat.-Sun., Oct.4-5! It’ll be a purr-fect weekend to learn about the zoo’s cats - from big cats like African lions and snow leopards to small cats like fishing cats and domestic cats. #brookfieldzoo #bigcats #chicago #bigcatsofinstagram #snowleopards #ilovecats

Join our Photo Contest for a chance to get up close with our giraffe herd! See CZS.org/PhotoContest for details. #brookfieldzoo #chicago #photocontest #giraffes

Join our Photo Contest for a chance to get up close with our giraffe herd! See CZS.org/PhotoContest for details. #brookfieldzoo #chicago #photocontest #giraffes

Nora, a western lowland gorilla born in November last year, is growing up fast and is learning to climb! For updates and more photos, visit our Facebook page: Facebook.com/Brookfieldzoo. #brookfieldzoo #gorilla #zoobaby #primates #chicago #gorillababy

Nora, a western lowland gorilla born in November last year, is growing up fast and is learning to climb! For updates and more photos, visit our Facebook page: Facebook.com/Brookfieldzoo. #brookfieldzoo #gorilla #zoobaby #primates #chicago #gorillababy

Today is #WorldRhinoDay! Rhinos, especially the black rhinos, are critically endangered mainly due to poaching. The Chicago Zoological Society’s Centers of Excellence has actively participated in rhino conservation through Species Survival Plan. Visit the Pachyderm House to learn more about rhino conservation. #brookfieldzoo #chicago #rhino #rhinoceros #animalwelfare

Today is #WorldRhinoDay! Rhinos, especially the black rhinos, are critically endangered mainly due to poaching. The Chicago Zoological Society’s Centers of Excellence has actively participated in rhino conservation through Species Survival Plan. Visit the Pachyderm House to learn more about rhino conservation. #brookfieldzoo #chicago #rhino #rhinoceros #animalwelfare

An animal that smells like popcorn? That’s Melon, a binturong, a.k.a. bearcat! Binturongs have a strong, distinct odor that some have claimed they smell like hot popcorn. Binturongs are found in the dense forest of Southeast Asia and eat fruits, insects, fish, and leaves. Read more about Melon including how our animal care staff work with her on “The Doings” newspaper’s website http://bit.ly/1uXD4zn, then visit Melon in the zoo’s Fragile Kingdom Rain Forest!

Earn a Master’s Degree at Brookfield Zoo! The Chicago Zoological Society and Miami University of Ohio are now accepting applications to the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) that allows participants to earn a Master’s degree through real-world, hands-on experiences in classes at Brookfield Zoo and online from MU. Watch the video to learn more and visit www.CZS.org/AIP for further information.

Brookfield Zoo’s ZooRunRun!

ZooRunRun is right around the corner! Register today for the 5K Run or Walk at www.czs.org/zoorunrun. Don’t forget to also sign up to be a fundraising advocate, create a team or do it alone and earn awesome premiums – like a day of behind-the-scene tours at Brookfield Zoo where you will get to meet animals like bears, giraffes, and lions! To sign up for fundraising go to http://www.firstgiving.com/brookfieldzoo/brookfield-zoorunrun-2014

Sep 8
Read our latest journal entry on baby orangutan Kecil that talks about his playtime! Go to CZS.org/Kecil. #BrookfieldZoo #orangutanbaby #orangutan #kecil #animalwelfare #chicago #primates

Read our latest journal entry on baby orangutan Kecil that talks about his playtime! Go to CZS.org/Kecil. #BrookfieldZoo #orangutanbaby #orangutan #kecil #animalwelfare #chicago #primates

Sep 3

Athena Great Horned Owl

Woot! Woot! Meet Athena Great Horned Owl! She’s the animal spotlight this month on “The Doings” newspaper’s website. Athena, who is one of our Animal Ambassadors, came to Brookfield Zoo from Zoo Montana, which rehabbed her after she was found on the side of the road. Read more about Athena on http://bit.ly/1vOeHYj.