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  Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Park)
In 1919, Edith Rockefeller McCormick gave 83 acres of land to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for a large modern zoo, and the district responded by adding another 98 acres.
A Veterinary Hospital (1952), a Children's Zoo (1953), and the famous central fountain (1954) were built.
The zoo is still owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/172.html   (496 words)

  Brookfield Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brookfield Zoo is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois.
Brookfield Zoo opened on July 1, 1934 and quickly gained international recognition for using moats and ditches, instead of cages, to separate animals from visitors.
Perhaps the most famous resident of Brookfield Zoo was Ziggy, a 6.5 ton bull elephant that was kept in an indoor enclosure for nearly thirty years after it attacked its trainer in 1941.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brookfield_Zoo   (319 words)

As you know, the Zoo is renowned for its conservation and education programs, with annual attendance consistently toping 2 million visitors, including nearly 225,0000 school children.
To remedy these access and public safety problems, the Zoo has consulted with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Brookfield and other local stakeholders on mutually advantageous roadway and parking improvements and is seeking federal and state funding to implement them.
Brookfield Zoo respectfully requests $7 million in the upcoming transportation bill to address these transportation, public safety and access improvements, which total $14,574,000.
epw.senate.gov /108th/Brookfield_Zoo_040703.htm   (496 words)

 Brookfield, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brookfield (formerly Grossdale) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, 13 miles west of Chicago.
The name was changed to Brookfield in 1905 after residents became displeased with Gross, whose personal life and fortune had floundered.
The world renowned Brookfield Zoo, managed by the Chicago Zoological Society, is open every day of the year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brookfield,_Illinois   (570 words)

 Cicadas a tasty treat for zoo animals - Boston.com
In this photo released by Brookfield Zoo, a cotton-top tamarin munches on a cicada turned loose in its habitat Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. Cicadas, emerging in countless numbers this month after spending 17 years underground, are more than just really noisy insects to zoo nutritionists.
And zoo nutritionists -- not to mention the mothers of all those lizards, dogs and birds -- don't have to worry.
In fact, the cicadas are such a welcome addition to the diets of the animals, the zoo is not only letting those who live outside catch and eat them on their own, it is bringing cicadas to the animals who live inside so they can enjoy them, too.
www.boston.com /news/science/articles/2007/05/25/cicadas_a_tasty_treat_for_zoo_animals   (427 words)

 Village of Brookfield
Brookfield is primarily a residential community, consisting of older, well established neighborhoods, comprised of varied architectural styles and appearance.
Brookfield’s park, recreation, and open space needs are served by the Recreation Department of the Village of Brookfield, Cook County Forest Preserve District, and the Brookfield Zoo.
According to the Brookfield Police Department, frequent on-street parking in the Hollywood neighborhood’s narrow and curvy streets is problematic for emergency vehicles and snowplows.
web.brookfieldil.gov /content/page/2020_section6   (5942 words)

While construction of the zoo’s first permanent gorilla facilities was under way, Ramar was transferred in 1978 to be placed with female gorillas for the first time--initially to the Philadelphia Zoo and later to the Miami Metrozoo.
Brookfield officials plan to give the public a chance to join in the celebration of the birth by offering a chance to name the newborn in a contest that will be announced in early June.
N.C. Zoo is a member institution of AZA and an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, William G. Ross Jr.
www.nczoo.org /press/view.cfm?ID=160   (486 words)

 Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo Library
The mission of the Brookfield Zoo Library is to contribute to the education of the people, the studies of the conservation of wildlife, and the diversity of biological knowledge by providing research access to scientific ready reference materials, books and monographs, periodicals, and global information resources.
Staff from Brookfield Zoo, Dupage County Forest Preserves, the Conservation Foundation, Jurica Nature Museum and Fermilab, are collaborating to offer this fun filled class that focuses on teaching reading with non-fiction and teaching science with fiction resources You’ll experience a mix of hands-on, indoor and outdoor, activities for your class.
The zoo is a leader in services to people with disabilities, and was recognized in 1999 with the American Association of Museum's Accessibility Award for having a universal design that accommodates all people, regardless of ability.
brookfieldzoolibrary.blogspot.com   (2963 words)

 Brookfield Zoo's Train is Back to Steam, part 3
Brookfield Zoo locomotive #242 with a fresh coat of paint pulling one of the original zoo coaches.
CandO #242 ("Goose" as she was known as by the zoo railroad staff), with her roller bearings, was picked for refurbishing ahead of the 2-8-0.
While at the zoo the she was able to pull 4 or more coaches here at Hesston, one will put the engine's and engineers' capabilities to the test.
www.discoverlivesteam.com /magazine/53.html   (1153 words)

 Brookfield Zoo Announces Birth of Okapi - washingtonpost.com
Wednesday, November 22, 2006; 8:12 PM BROOKFIELD, Ill. -- The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi _ an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee.
The zoo's Web site is tracking the calf's development, including the fact that she tried to stand 16 minutes after birth.
In 1959, the Brookfield Zoo became the site of the first okapi birth in North America, and since then 28, including Sauda, have been born there, Petric said.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/22/AR2006112201616_pf.html   (298 words)

 The Carousel Works - Brookfield Zoo
The Brookfield Zoo is located in Brookfield, IL outside of Chicago, and is one of the nation’s largest zoos.
The Carousel at the Brookfield Zoo is the largest non-restored wooden carousel in the country.
The Carousel at the Brookfield Zoo has had an amazingly successful first year of operation with 28% of their zoo’s approximately 3,000,000 annual visitors are riding the carousel.
www.carouselworks.com /carPages/brookfield.htm   (352 words)

 Brookfield Zoo Names New Director
It is imperative that the Society continue its innovative approach to conservation, as well as the Zoo's dedication to offering visitors creative opportunities to experience nature and establish meaningful connections with wildlife and conservation." Dr. Strahl comes to Brookfield Zoo from Audubon of Florida, where he is President and CEO.
Dr. Strahl's conservation and zoo leadership experience has deep roots and broad reach: prior to his work at Audubon of Florida, he served as Research Zoologist in South America and was founding Director of Latin American Programs for the Wildlife Conservation Society (formerly the New York Zoological Society).
Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world for its innovative, naturalistic, multi-species exhibits, its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation and its devotion to helping people develop a sustainable and harmonious relationship with nature.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-19-2003/0001968665&EDATE=   (546 words)

 RedOrbit - Science - Brookfield Zoo Announces Birth of Okapi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi - an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee.
The zoo's Web site is tracking the calf's development, including the fact that she tried to stand 16 minutes after birth.
In 1959, the Brookfield Zoo became the site of the first okapi birth in North America, and since then 28, including Sauda, have been born there, Petric said.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/741979/brookfield_zoo_announces_birth_of_okapi/index.html?source=r_science   (321 words)

 Brookfield Zoo Passes
The Brookfield Zoo has generously issued passes to the South Holland Public Library for our patrons to use for free entrance to the Brookfield Zoo.
Zoo Passes are available on a first come, first serve basis, NO limited number of Zoo Passes are available at one time.
Zoo Passes must be returned during the hours that the library is open.
www.southhollandlibrary.org /zoo.htm   (232 words)

 Village of Brookfield
Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of 19,085 individuals supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs.
The Village Manager is appointed by the President and Board of Trustees to serve as the administrative head of the government of the village and is responsible for the efficient administration of all departments.
Brookfield is nestled between Riverside and LaGrange, but the housing and taxes are much less expensive.
web.brookfieldil.gov /content/page/about   (726 words)

 Things To Do In Chicago - Chicago.com
The Brookfield Zoo has 216 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits for both young and old to enjoy observing the habits of over 450 species of animals.
The zoo was the first in the nation to exhibit giant pandas and to build a fully indoor dolphin exhibit and rain forest simulation, “Tropic World.” The Tropic World exhibit features animals from the exotic rainforests of Africa, Asia and South America.
Visiting the Brookfield Zoo is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon whether you are an animal lover, concerned environmentalist, tourist, student or parent trying to find a new way to entertain the family.
www.chicago.com /things_to_do/Brookfield_Zoo/id33   (518 words)

 Animals inspire wooden carousel at Brookfield Zoo - Features
It's one of 72 elaborately carved and painted creatures on the new carousel at Brookfield Zoo.
Zoo personnel spent long hours of discussion to decide which animals would be featured on the carousel, VanDuyne said.
Zoo officials are working on plans to keep the carousel open year round.
www.dailyvidette.com /news/2006/07/12/Features/Animals.Inspire.Wooden.Carousel.At.Brookfield.Zoo-2130879.shtml   (649 words)

 IMLS - News & Events - Press Releases
The primary goal of any zoo, according to the Chicago Zoological Society, is to educate the public about environmental conservation, in hopes of preserving the world’s natural habitats and resources for future generations.
Since Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo opened its doors to the public in 1934, it has taken this mission seriously, creating a host of programs to educate students, parents, teachers, and other community members about their responsibilities as world citizens and to inspire them to enter scientific fields.
The Brookfield Zoo is being recognized for its leadership in the zoological community and for educating and involving local families and young people in conservation.”
www.imls.gov /news/2007/110607_brookfield.shtm   (629 words)

 Brookfield Zoo - Brookfield, IL 60513 - Reviews: Zoos & Aquariums
Brookfield Zoo is the best zoo in the state and has every animals you can think of, along with incredible indoor exhibits, like the primate house and dolphin show.
This zoo is full of fun perks, with special events such as Dr. day where kids can bring in their teddy bears for a "check-up".
We especially enjoyed the children's zoo, where the children were able to pet a chicken and chick and watch a cow being milked.
www.insiderpages.com /b/3612997340   (1679 words)

 We're wild about Brookfield Zoo! - Brookfield Zoological Park - Epinions.com
The zoo is huge, and one typically has no concept of the actual size until one walks through it.
Since the Brookfield Zoo stresses having animals in natural habitats, they won't always be out in the open and within view exactly when people might want to see them.
One walks away from the Brookfield Zoo with an increased appreciation for the animals and for the people who are trying to preserve them.
www.epinions.com /content_32665013892   (2281 words)

 Brookfield Zoo — Butterfly Conservation Initiative
Brookfield Zoo has a summer, seasonal butterfly exhibit (Butterflies!) open Memorial weekend through the end of September (weather permitting).
The zoo offers several butterfly gardens and plans to add a pollinator garden over the next couple of years.
Based on a survey done in 2003, the zoo plans to provide more education on butterfly gardening to visitors in the summer of 2004.
www.butterflyrecovery.org /about/members/brookfield_zoo   (215 words)

 Daily Herald | Recovering baby tiger dies at Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Zoological Society officials, who oversee management of the zoo, are blaming zookeepers for the incident that also resulted in injury to the young cub's twin sister.
Zoo officials said that particular door should not have been used to separate the male adult tiger from its cubs.
The zoo release indicated the zoo had been "cited" for inadequate separation of the tigers.
www.dailyherald.com /story/?id=53298&src=3   (571 words)

 Vets go wild at Brookfield Zoo
When the Brookfield Zoo’s tenants show signs of wear, their keepers are often called on to find creative solutions.
“The life expectancy of animals in a zoo setting, where their food and housing is provided for them, is a lot longer than it is in the wild,” said Tom Meehan, Brookfield Zoo’s chief veterinarian.
Advances in health care for zoo animals mean that many more are reaching a ripe old age, replete with old-age staples such as arthritis and hip trouble.
news.medill.northwestern.edu /chicago/news.aspx?id=4349&print=1   (2068 words)

 Charity Navigator Rating - Brookfield Zoo
The purpose of the Brookfield Zoo is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.
The Zoo explores, develops, and evaluates new ways and roles to achieve its vision to be a conservation center for the community.
Brookfield Zoo's Education Department develops and administers educational programs and activities, and creates much of the zoo's interpretive signs and activities in exhibits.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3474   (265 words)

 Zoo announces birth of rare okapi - Science- msnbc.com
A baby female okapi stands by its mother, Semliki, at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.
This week, zoo officials announced the Sept. 27 birth of Sauda, which means "dark beauty" in Swahili.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. - The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi — an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15858891   (445 words)

 Welcome to Brookfield Zoo
Zoos, aquariums and conservation organizations around the world are banding together to save frogs threatened with extinction.
Be an active partner in our commitment to Conservation at the zoo and around the world.
Brookfield Zoo guests, call 708-688-8000 to plan your trip.
www.brookfieldzoo.org /default.asp   (89 words)

 Features: Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, 2001
Brookfield Zoo has long been a pioneer in zoo exhibit design, in conservation breeding programmes and raising public awareness of environmental issues.
This is a whole new concept in zoo experiences for children.
The Play Zoo is due to open in the summer of 2001 and Creeping Toad was invited to join the Zoo's team of Play Partners and lead them in a range of environmental arts workshops.
www.creepingtoad.org.uk /features_chicago2001.html   (417 words)

 Brookfield Zoo: INCLUDED with the Go Chicago Card
Brookfield Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals, from aardvarks to zebras and everything in between.
The Brookfield Zoo features a full schedule of activities and attractions, including The Carousel featuring 72 handcrafted exotic animals, engaging special events, daily Dolphin Shows, Zoo Chats, playgrounds, water features, and more.
Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society.
www.gochicagocard.com /attractions/Brookfield-Zoo.html   (369 words)

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