The Brookfield Zoo has been open since 1934 and during this time it has earned an international reputation for its dedication to animal care and conservation. Their cutting-edge attitude has resulted in several historic firsts including indoor multi-species exhibits, zoo nutrition residencies, methods for animal husbandry, and medical care that includes successful brain surgery for a gorilla. This zoo is truly dedicated to looking after wildlife and sharing their beauty with visitors. It has more than 2,500 specimens comprising some 425 different species. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons you should visit Brookfield Zoo.
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Educational programs: Brookfield Zoo’s Chicago Zoological Society works to teach the public about the benefits of caring for our environment. Their educational programs inform, entertain and inspire the youth. The zoo is actively involved with the community and helps to preserve the world’s habitats and animals for future generations to enjoy.
Big cats! See the beauty of African lions, Snow and Amur leopards as well as Tigers in their natural forest habitat. Watching these gracious animals up close is a once in a lifetime experience and should not be missed. The Amur Leopard is thought to be one of the most endangered big cats in the world.
Bison Calf! An energetic female was born recently at the Brookfield Zoo, this is the first birth of the species at the zoo is about 40 years.
Great Bear Wilderness: This is the largest exhibit in the Brookfield Zoo and features Grizzly Bears, Polar Bears, Bison, Eagles, and Mexican Gray Wolves. When you adventure into this area you will also be greeted with information about the animals including their past, present and future.
New Gorilla Jojo! Brookfield Zoo’s newest import Jojo is a lively 33 year old gorilla from Lincoln Park Zoo. He is part of a new breeding program for critically endangered western lowland gorilla and has already become popular with visitors.
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