Chicago Zoological Society

Chicago Zoological Society

Brookfield Zoo, also known as the Chicago Zoological Park, is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. It houses around 450 species of animals in an area of 216 acres (87 ha). Wikipedia

Chicago Zoological Society

Brookfield Zoo, also known as the Chicago Zoological Park, is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. It houses around 450 species of animals in an area of 216 acres (87 ha). Wikipedia

Aug 31, 6:22 PM

#DayInTheLife: Asian small-clawed otters are land #mammals that spend large amounts of time in the water hunting for food. As you can see, mussels and clams are a regular part of an #otters diet--along with crayfish, shrimp, cat food, and an assortment of bugs! They use their front paws to open the shell and eat to soft part inside. #AnimalCare specialists prepare blocks of ice filled with smelt for the otters daily. (As the ice melts the otters can pick out the fish to eat.) Otters also love to rub and wiggle on different surfaces to dry off or scratch an itch, and they love their #forage pile to dig for goodies. At Brookfield Zoo, the small clawed otters can be found in Tropic World, #Asia. #otter #ottersofinstagram

Aug 30, 11:26 AM

Ela, a Mexican gray wolf yearling, was born in May 2016 at Brookfield Zoo. Since 2003, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, has been a partner in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. #wolf #graywolf #mexicangraywolf #canine #brookfieldzoo #CZS #conservation #wildlife

Aug 29, 10:42 AM

Happy birthday to BAM, a red-tailed guenon at Brookfield Zoo. She has a brother named BOOM and her mom (pictured) is ZOOM! #batman #robin #batmanandrobin #primate #monkeysofinstagram #brookfieldzoo #guenon

Aug 28, 4:00 PM

Stevie, a waterbuck residing at Habitat Africa, strikes a majestic pose! #DYK these #antelopes can secrete an oil on their coat thought to provide ""waterproofing."" As the name suggests, waterbucks drink a lot of water, so they must remain close to a permanent water source in the wild. #antelope #waterbucks #hoof #hoofstock