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Otterly Adorable!

North American river otter pups, a male and a female, were born on February 23, 2017, the first successful births of this species in the zoo’s history!

Summer Nights

Our summertime event is back for a fourth season. Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather.

Stronger Together

A big part of the lives of zoo animals includes interacting with the humans that take care of them. Human-animal interactions can be valuable tools that foster good welfare in zoo animals.

Two New Chicago Cubs

They look like a mashup of some of your favorite animals: a bear and a cat with a hint of monkey. Their name is fun to say. And they smell like popcorn! What's not to love about binturongs?.

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Dolphins in Action

Get to know our dolphins through an exciting and educational Show,

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Penguin Encounters

Interact with our pengiuns under the supervision of a trained Zookeeper!

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The Carousel

Take a spin in one of the largest hand-carved wooded carousels in the country!

Play Zoo

The award-winning Hamill Family Play Zoo is like no other place you’ve visited!

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Motor Safari

Hop on board the zoo’s open-air Motor Safari trams and take a our of the entire zoo.

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Wild Encounters

The just over 3-acre exhibit, geared toward guests of all ages.

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About Us

The Chicago Zoological Society is
a private non-profit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. AZA Accredited.

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