Congratulations to the Chicago Zoological Society’s Susana Cárdenas-Alayza on being named one of the prestigious 2016 Disney Conservation Heroes! Susana is the Director of our Punta San Juan Program (PSJ) off the coast of Peru, overseeing conservation research and local outreach activities that has led to a better understanding of the health and movements of PSJ’s pinnipeds, Humboldt penguins,... View details ⇨
Holiday Magic begins tonight! Get in the holiday spirit by caroling to the animals, seeing the lights and experiencing our new Polar Lights show. The fun starts at 5:00 with our tree lighting ceremony. Arrive early to beat the crowds, hope to see you there! Holiday Magic is presented by ComEd and Meijer. CZS.org/HolidayMagic
Are you ready for Winter Camp at the zoo? Explore the zoo and go on adventures, make animal discoveries and play games while enjoying hot chocolate. Cold weather can’t stop the fun, register today! CZS.org/zoocamp
You may have noticed two new Przewalski’s horses in with Stormy and Brandy. Sofia and Solongo arrived recently through the Species Survival Plan. We’re happy to offer these lovely ladies a home in their golden years. Say hello next time you visit, they will be in their habitat along 31st Street.
It’s #GivingTuesday and we have a special $25,000 challenge today. If you make a donation, your gift will be doubled thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Help us reach our goal, donate today! CZS.org/givingtuesday
Hi! I’m Nicole and I’m a Senior Primate Keeper in Tropic World Africa. Behavioral Enrichment is an important tool used by zoos to keep animals mentally engaged in their surroundings and helps them to mimic their natural behaviors. I'll share a #keeperperspective on how these devices help keep our western lowland gorillas engaged.