The Brookfield Zoo is one of the popular zoos located in Brookfield, Illinois the United States. The Brookfield Zoo is also called as 'Chicago Zoological Park'. The zoo is operated by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and it is controlled by the Chicago Zoological Society. It is one of the well-designed visitor attraction places. The Brookfield Zoo is spread in an area of 216 acres (87 ha). The Brookfield Zoo was also the America's first zoo for giant pandas.
Brookfield Zoo was publically opened in 1919, when an American socialite and opera patron named Edith Rockefeller McCormick donated its own wedding gift plot of 83 acres to the Cook County Forest Preserve District for a zoological garden. Later, the Cook County Forest Preserve District added 98 acres and established Chicago Zoological Society in 1921. On 1st of July 1934, the zoo was completed and opened to the public. It was the America's first zoo with barless exhibits. At the end of September 1934, the zoo had entertained to over one million people and within next two years, the zoo had more than four millionth visitors from worldwide. During 1980s, Brookfield Zoo added an indoor rainforest simulation, named the Tropic World.
The Zoo is the house of more than four hundred species and two thousand animals. Some most attractive animals include Asian elephant, African bush elephant, African forest elephant, Giant panda, bear, etc.
Brookfield Zoo Hours
Brookfield Zoo opens 365 days of the year, and the timings of Brookfield Zoo are: Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm. The Tropic World of Brookfield Zoo closes 45 minutes before general zoo timing.
Brookfield Zoo Address
The address of Brookfield Zoo is 8400 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513, United States.
Brookfield Zoo Website
The Website of Brookfield Zoo is www.czs.org
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