The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program and Brookfield Zoo Chicago

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program has been operated by Brookfield Zoo Chicago (BZC) (formerly the Chicago Zoological Society) since 1989. The BZC mission is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people to wildlife and nature.

Since its opening in 1934, Brookfield Zoo Chicago has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Today, there is an increasing need for conservation leaders to guide, teach, and motivate people to protect the world’s threatened wildlife and ecosystems. In addition to conservationists, BZC inspires and engages children, students, teachers, and others among the general public to make a positive impact on the natural world around them.

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program is one of BZC’s flagship programs in its Center for Conservation Leadership.