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  • Baby Orangutan and Surrogate Mom Maggie

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    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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    • Dr. Mike's Video Blog: Okapi CT Scan - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 226 views
      With the new CT scanner, Dr. Michael Adkesson and his team are able to pinpoint where pain is coming from and treat it, giving our 20-year-old Hiari Okapi a better quality of life.
    • Fishing Cat Kittens Born at Brookfield Zoo - Duration: 62 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 747 views
      Two fishing cats born at Brookfield Zoo on May 28 can now be seen in the Clouded Leopard Rain Forest habitat during the morning hours as they acclimate to their habitat. Once they get used to their...
    • Dr. Mike's Video Blog: Orangutan Echocardiogram - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 369 views
      In his latest blog, Dr. Michael Adkesson talks about bringing in a specialist to check up on Ben Orangutan's heart, and how wild orangutans are threatened by the palm oil industry.
    • Animals Beat the Heat at Brookfield Zoo - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 607 views
      With temperatures heating up, animals at Brookfield Zoo are staying cool with some ice treats. Today, animal care staff provided many of the zoo's animals, including polar bears, grizzly bears, Amu...
    • Summer Nights 2016 - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 311 views
      Join us Fridays and Saturdays through August 13th from 4-9pm for the third season of Summer Nights! Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine ...
    • Cookie Cockatoo's 83rd Birthday! - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 9,900 views
      Happy 83rd Birthday, Cookie! Our oldest resident had a party with the Bird Department. He even shared some of his cake with Bart and Cleo Macaws!
    • Dr. Mike's Video Blog: Wolf Pups' First Exam - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 2,141 views
      Dr. Michael Adkesson takes us behind the scenes for a look at the three Mexican gray wolf pups at their first exam, and explains a bit about the Mexican gray wolf recovery program.
    • Wolf Pups Emerge from Den! - Duration: 38 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,695 views
      On April 25, 2016, five Mexican gray wolf puppies were born at Brookfield Zoo. Until recently, three of the unnamed puppies—one female and two males—have been in a den being nurtured by the pack. N...
    • Ramar Gorilla's Specialized Care - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,093 views
      Ramar, one of our Western Lowland Gorillas, is in his golden years, and that means that he gets lots of special care and attention. See what our staff has done to make sure his golden years are jus...
    • Teen Conservation Leadership Conference - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 767 views
      The Teen Conservation Leadership Conference (TCLC) is intended for Chicago-area teens interested in conservation and leadership. This three day event, held on August 3-5, 2016, will feature present...
    • Dolphin Quiz Answers! - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 288 views
      How did you do? Congratulations to all of our winners! If you missed this week’s videos, be sure to go back and check them out!
    • Dolphin Quiz! - Question 3 - Duration: 28 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 169 views
      Test your dolphin smarts! We’re in the final stretch- here’s the last question. If you answer all three video questions correctly (May 4, 5, and 6, 2016) you have a chance to with an awesome dolphi...
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