Welcome to the Chicago Zoological Society's
40th Annual Virtu-Whirl!
 

VIEW LIVE EVENT

Click the button above on Saturday, May 1 for the main event!
Beginning at 6:00pm, you'll be able to view the live program, place bids, and make donations, all right here on the Virtu-Whirl website!

Live Program Schedule:  
6:00pm: VIP animal experience 
7:00pm: The 40th annual Virtu-Whirl begins, live auction opens 
7:30pm: Paddle raise begins
7:45pm: Live auction closes
9:00pm: Silent auction closes 

Silent Auction items are now open!

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Thank you for participating in the Virtu-Whirl! Click the buttons below to see our progress.

 

CURRENT BIDS     TOTAL DONATIONS     LIVE AUCTION

Donate Now

Your support is needed now, more than ever.

The Whirl plays a vital role in supporting the critical operational costs of the Chicago Zoological Society.

As a zoo, we face the unique challenge of retaining sufficient staff and supplies to care for our animals.

It costs roughly $41,000 per day to care for all of the

2,500+ animals at Brookfield Zoo.

We need your help to keep the spirit of the Whirl alive!

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Enter now to win the chance to name one of Brookfield Zoo's Jamaican iguanas! No purchase necessary.

Win the naming rights to this scaly (but sweet!) resident of Reptiles and Birds at the Brookfield Zoo. Jamaican iguanas are a critically endangered species, and CZS is proud to be a leading participant of the Species Survival Plan for these fascinating reptiles. View the rules of the sweepstakes here.

Click 'Free Entry' below to enter!

Enter Now to Win

COMING SOON

$250,000 Goal

$165,555

Total Raised

Milestone Competition

Every 100 years begins with one.

2021 is a year of many milestones for CZS, so we're taking a look at a few Brookfield Zoo favorites celebrating major milestones of their own--their first birthday. Vote by making a $5 donation for your favorite Brookfield Zoo baby turning one this year and all of the animals win!

 

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW  SEE WHO IS IN THE LEAD 

 

Milestone Competition All Four Names

Thank YouAs of Friday, April 22

 

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