Brookfield Zoo

  • Baby Orangutan and Surrogate Mom Maggie

    67,365 views 10 months ago
    Kecil (pronounced Ka-cheel, which is Indonesian for little), a 6-month-old male orangutan is doing well in large part due to the dedicated animal care staff at Toledo Zoo, Milwaukee County Zoo, and Brookfield Zoo. Watch the video for his full story! As a note, it will be many months before Kecil and his surrogate mom, Maggie, will be on exhibit for guests to see. Animal care staff want to give the two time to develop their relationship. In addition, Kecil needs to become much more agile and mobile before being introduced to the exhibit. Stay tuned for updates! Show less
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    • NEW! Festival of Flight at Brookfield Zoo! - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
      Festival of Flight begins this Saturday, May 23! Festival of Flight is a FREE 30-minute engaging, interactive show offered daily that features a variety of birds from around the world demonstratin...
    • Cute Okapi Calf Born at Brookfield Zoo! - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      A male okapi, also known as a “forest giraffe,” was born at Brookfield Zoo on April 21. The calf, named Will, was born to 4-year-old Augusta K., a first-time mom. Currently, the calf is remaining b...
    • Hudson Polar Bear Dives into the Water - Duration: 29 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Bear Awareness weekend is May 16-17 at Brookfield Zoo! Join animal care staff and volunteers to become acquainted with the bears at Brookfield Zoo through activities such as Zoo Chats and bear tr...
    • CZS and Forest Preserves Staff Implant Fish with Transmitters - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) staff spent Thursday morning implanting radio transmitter chips into fish species for research purposes at McGinnis Field...
    • Red Panda Tree at the Hamill Family Wild Encounters - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      Only 70 days to go before the new Hamill Family Wild Encounters opens! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look on the making of the red panda tree designed to engage a red panda to naturally forage for its...
    • Get Ready for Ape Awareness Weekend! - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Go bananas during the Ape Awareness Weekend at Brookfield Zoo! Celebrate on APE-ril 11-12 with ape-related activities and get to know more about the zoo’s apes—white-cheeked gibbons, western lowlan...
    • Kecil Orangutan Gears Up for His Debut! - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Kecil, a one-year-old orangutan, came to Brookfield Zoo in June 2014 when he was nearly six months old to be paired with a surrogate mom, Maggie. Since his arrival, the two have been behind the sce...
    • Grizzly Bears at Brookfield Zoo Celebrate 20th Birthday - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Twenty years ago, Axhi and Jim, two 6-month-old grizzly bears, made their debut at Brookfield Zoo. On Saturday, March 21, a big birthday is being planned for the two brothers, who were rescued from...
    • Tropic World: Africa Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day! - Duration: 84 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Today for St. Patrick’s Day the primates in Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World: Africa were definitely seeing green!

      Animal care staff dyed the river and waterfall with green food coloring in the Angol...
    • New Otter Fish Feeders in Tropic World - Duration: 67 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      See how Chicago Zoological Society staff are enriching the lives of the animals at Brookfield Zoo, including the Asian small-clawed otters! Also, check out the story about the zoo-wide enrichment p...
    • Fishing Cat Kitten Born at Brookfield Zoo - Duration: 67 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Guests may hear the pitter-patter of little paws splashing in a small pool the next time they visit Brookfield Zoo’s Fragile Rain Forest exhibit. That’s because there is a new addition: a male fish...
    • Winter Animals at Brookfield Zoo - Duration: 38 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Winter is a great time to visit Brookfield Zoo! Many of the animals enjoy the cooler temps and the snow. For those of you who aren’t so fond of it, hop on the free Snowball Express to transport you...
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