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  • Farewell, Cookie

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    Chicago Zoological Society staff are mourning the loss of one of Brookfield Zoo’s most beloved and well-known animals: Cookie, an 83-year-old Major Mitchell’s cockatoo. Cookie, who was certified by Guinness World Records as the oldest living parrot in 2014, died on August 27. He was the oldest resident at the zoo and the only remaining member of the original animal collection, which dates back to 1934, when the zoo first opened. Cookie lived well beyond the life expectancy for his species. He arrived at Brookfield Zoo at the age of 1 from Taronga Zoo in Australia. Over the years, Cookie’s popularity grew and he touched many people’s lives. He received many cards, letters, toys, and pictures from admirers around the world. Among his admirers is Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, a holy man and healer from Mysore, India, who founded a parrot sanctuary there. When he heard about Cookie, His Holiness and his entourage made a pilgrimage to Brookfield. The Society has set up a memorial fund at CZS.org/Cookie for those who would like to make a donation in memory of Cookie. Contributions will go directly to the Society’s Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare for the care, feeding, and well-being of the entire bird collection, as well as all of the animals that call Brookfield Zoo their home. Cookie will be sorely missed by staff and visitors alike. Show less
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