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Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo



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The Brookfield Zoo is situated in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. The zoo has around 450 species of animals. The zoo spreads an area of 216 acres of land. It was inaugurated on July 1, 1934. And it has quickly gained the name for animal care where one can see a variety of animals such as giant pandas. The zoo takes medical care as well as nutrition residencies for animals. And also takes special care about gorilla for brain surgery. Presently there is a need to guide, teach and motivate people about wild life and their importance.

It is the nationís first fully indoor dolphin exhibit in the Brookfield zoo which was built in the year 1960. Since 1980s the zoo has first established the tropic world and it is the first fully indoor rain forest simulation. The zoo is managed by Chicago Zoological Society. And the zoo is the largest indoor zoo exhibit in the world. The Brookfield zoo land was donated by Edith Rockefeller Mc cormick in the year 1919 and she received land from her father as a marriage gift. The construction of this zoo was began at 1931 and completed at the end of September 1934. And the new zoo was visited by one million people and after two years four million visitors were visiting the zoo.


The zoo houses a variety of animals, such as female western lowland gorilla. The zoo also includes fragile desert, Fragile Rain Forest the living coast, and African savanna.
Another part of zoo collection is cookie which residents since opening in 1934. In the year 2009 such as female gorilla who was 47 years of age and dolphin of 15 years age. And 40 years age of elephant. The visitors attracted by zoo majestic fountain and the fountain squirting water can reach up to 60 feet high. The visitors from different countries visit this zoo especially children are excited to the wild animals.

Dolphin show

Gorilla at Brookfield Zoo

North Gate of Brookfield Zoo

Dolphin show