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International Orangutan Day

It’s International Orangutan Day! Here at Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society’s animal care staff have provided a behind-the-scenes environment for Kecil and Maggie that has allowed them to build and strengthen their bond. The relationship between the two continues to get stronger every day. Maggie has taken on the role of Kecil’s surrogate mom as she sometimes carries him, comforts, and plays with him. Read our Keeper’s Journal on baby orangutan Kecil at www.CZS.org/Kecil, and help with the orangutan program and other animal care at Brookfield Zoo through the Conservation Fund, which helps fund the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare. Learn more at www.CZS.org/YouCanHelp.

Read our latest “Keeper Journal” on #babyorangutan Kecil and his growing bond with surrogate mom Maggie @ CZS.org/Kecil. #brookfieldzoo #chicago #primates #greatapes #orangutan #conservation

Read our latest “Keeper Journal” on #babyorangutan Kecil and his growing bond with surrogate mom Maggie @ CZS.org/Kecil. #brookfieldzoo #chicago #primates #greatapes #orangutan #conservation

It’s Kids’ Free Days this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18-20! Children 11 years old and under get free general zoo admission. #BrookfieldZoo #Chicago #backtoschool

It’s Kids’ Free Days this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18-20! Children 11 years old and under get free general zoo admission. #BrookfieldZoo #Chicago #backtoschool

Guests today were treated to elephant-themed activities to show support for #worldelephantday! #96elephants #brookfieldzoo #chicago

Guests today were treated to elephant-themed activities to show support for #worldelephantday! #96elephants #brookfieldzoo #chicago

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa. You can stop it. Increasing demand for ivory is driving African forest elephants to extinction. Show your support for these amazing animals and “Go Grey” today. As a conservation organization, the Chicago Zoological Society has partnered with other zoos and aquariums in the 96 Elephants Campaign to bring awareness to this crisis.

Today is #WorldElephantDay! #GoGrey to help save elephants. Join the #96Elephants herd:  http://thndr.it/1rSSzaa

Today is #WorldElephantDay! #GoGrey to help save elephants. Join the #96Elephants herd: http://thndr.it/1rSSzaa

Today is Global Tiger Day! Visit our Amur tigers along the Big Cats walkway to learn what you can do to help these majestic creatures. #BrookfieldZoo #Chicago #tigers #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #tigercampaign

Today is Global Tiger Day! Visit our Amur tigers along the Big Cats walkway to learn what you can do to help these majestic creatures. #BrookfieldZoo #Chicago #tigers #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #tigercampaign

Happy Monday! To help you get the week started, here’s a photo of #orangutan baby Kecil and his surrogate mom Maggie. You can help w/ the orangutan program & other animal care at #BrookfieldZoo by visiting CZS.org/YouCanHelp. #primates #chicago #mondaymotivation #animalcare

Happy Monday! To help you get the week started, here’s a photo of #orangutan baby Kecil and his surrogate mom Maggie. You can help w/ the orangutan program & other animal care at #BrookfieldZoo by visiting CZS.org/YouCanHelp. #primates #chicago #mondaymotivation #animalcare

Kecil, a 6-month-old Bornean orangutan at #BrookfieldZoo. He is currently off exhibit bonding with Maggie, who is his surrogate mom. Watch his full story on our Youtube channel! #chicago #orangutan #primates #babyorangutan #animalcare #weeklyfluff

Kecil, a 6-month-old Bornean orangutan at #BrookfieldZoo. He is currently off exhibit bonding with Maggie, who is his surrogate mom. Watch his full story on our Youtube channel! #chicago #orangutan #primates #babyorangutan #animalcare #weeklyfluff

Now happening: @whitesox players Viciedo, Surkamp & Putnam in the Dolphin Pavilion signing autographs for fans! #brookfieldzoo #chicagowhitesox #chicago #whitesox #whitesoxplayers #gowhitesox

Now happening: @whitesox players Viciedo, Surkamp & Putnam in the Dolphin Pavilion signing autographs for fans! #brookfieldzoo #chicagowhitesox #chicago #whitesox #whitesoxplayers #gowhitesox