This is Pokey the echidna. Echidnas and platypus are the only two egg laying mammals. Let’s take a peek into a day in the life of this unique animal.
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Commit to making a difference for animals across the globe! Learn how at Party for the Planet on April 23 presented by Nicor Gas.

Chicago Zoological Society - Party for the Planet
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Conquer the crowds! Thwart the throngs! Busy season is around the corner. Carlita Croc shares her tips on how to enjoy your visit during peak season. [ Link ]

Chicago Zoological Society - Beat the Bustle
Brookfield Zoo
03/22/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Dinos and Dragons come roaring to life at Brookfield Zoo on May 6! Get a sneak peek of the excitement at Yorktown Center until April 21.
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03/21/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
One of the most common concerns when guests visit the zoo is, “are exhibits large enough for the animals?” Dr. Lance Miller weighs in on this question.

Chicago Zoological Society - Room to Roam
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03/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Did you guess right? It’s an African grey parrot. As far as birds go, grey parrots are very smart.They’re able to mimic sounds and voices and differentiate between shapes and textures. There’s even a famous African grey parrot named Einstein- how fitting!
Are these fish scales or feathers? Can you guess which animal this is? Here’s a hint: This animal is pretty smart, a regular Einstein!
Brookfield Zoo
03/20/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
For Dolphin Awareness Month, Jamie shows us the difference between dolphins, whales and porpoises.

Chicago Zoological Society - Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Oh, My!
Brookfield Zoo
03/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
It’s Let’s Laugh Day! Make sure you get a good belly laugh in, it’s good for your health and it’s fun, just ask Matilda the kookaburra!
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03/18/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
Happy 7th Birthday Butch!
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03/17/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
Happy Birthday Binti Jua! Stop by Tropic World to wish our oldest female gorilla the happiest of birthdays!
Brookfield Zoo
03/17/2017 at 14:21. Facebook
Wearing o' the green for St. Paddy's Day
There's still time! Don't forget to vote for Brookfield Zoo! The expert panel selected Brookfield Zoo as a contender for Best Zoo in the 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest via USA TODAY. Voting ends Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11:00am Central Time.

Vote - Brookfield Zoo - Best Zoo Nominee: 2017 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
We’re throwing it back to Paatsy Aardvark who’s currently at Lincoln Park Zoo! #tbt
Dr. Randy Wells and his team have been studying bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Florida for more than 46 years. In a recent partnership with Dolphin Quest Inc. and L’Oceanografic, the team had a unique opportunity to study these same dolphins off the coast of Bermuda.

Chicago Zoological Society - Diving Into the Unknown
“Try to be like the turtle- at ease in your own shell.” – Bill Copeland
Our animals are having a field day in the snow.
I’m Dave, Bird Department Senior Keeper. Did you know Brookfield Zoo keepers care for over 1,200 birds, like this golden-breasted starling, every day? I bet you wonder how we keep track of them all! Follow along as I share my #keeperperspective on what it takes to keep tabs on all our residents.
We’re proud to partner with National Inclusion Program to ensure everyone can attend zoo camp! Apply now to be one of ten lucky recipients of a zoo camp scholarship. Applications are due 3/31. Visit to apply.