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A leaking gas main outside the north entrance to Brookfield Zoo forced the closure of the north parking lot on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Brookfield Zoo Parking Lots Closed After Gas Main Break

The main entrance at Brookfield Zoo had to be closed Friday after a gas main break nearby, and its smaller south parking lot quickly filled to capacity.

08/08/2014

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Pace To Offer New Express Service To Brookfield Zoo

Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.

05/15/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Proclaims Autism Awareness Day In Brookfield Zoo Visit

More than two million people live with autism and on Saturday, Governor Quinn visited the Brookfield Zoo to proclaim Autism Awareness Day.

04/12/2014

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Chicago’s Best Attractions For Kids

While it may be difficult to pick just one, some of Chicago’s best attractions for kids include museums, zoos, discovery centers, LEGOS and dolls.

03/15/2014

Baby gorilla Nora was born at Brookfield Zoo in November 2013. (Credit: Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield Zoo Names Baby Gorilla ‘Nora’

Nora is a female gorilla born last November to Koola, her 18-year-old mother. The name means “honor” or “light.”

03/05/2014

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How To Experience Australia In Chicago

In the brutal cold, winter days of Chicago, the idea of the warmth of summer is an idea greatly welcomed. Some parts of the world though are enjoying summer while you pull on the long underwear, boots, hats, mittens and scarves. While expensive to get to Australia and not always easily attainable as a vacation, you can experience it right here in Chicago. Read on to find out where you can experience a little bit of the down under right here in your very own backyard.

02/18/2014

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Severe Cold Forces Animals Indoors At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo was closed today because of the frigid temperatures, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

01/06/2014

The seal pup, a male, weighed just over 25 pounds when it was born Wednesday morning. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Seal Pup Born At Brookfield Zoo On New Year’s Day

A grey seal was born at Brookfield Zoo on New Year’s Day, the first birth of 2014 at a Chicago-area zoo.

01/03/2014

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Lowland Gorilla Born At Brookfield Zoo

Whatever you do, don’t make any jokes about Brookfield Zoo’s newest gorilla monkeying around — gorillas are apes, not monkeys, and probably hate puns. 18-year-old western lowland gorilla Koola gave birth to a female at Brookfield Zoo on Monday, November 4th. Both mother and baby seem healthy and happy.

11/06/2013

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Best Veterans Day Events In Chicago

For the men and women who fought to defend American freedom and the civil liberties we enjoy, these special events are in honor and appreciation of their service, and in grateful remembrance of veterans who gave their lives for our country.

11/04/2013

A newborn baby dolphin gets out with its mom at Brookfield Zoo. (Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield Zoo Welcomes Baby Dolphin

The calf was born Wednesday to mother Tapeko and is about 40 pounds and 3.5 feet long.

10/17/2013

A bench at Brookfield Zoo shows wear and tear. (CBS)

Brookfield Zoo Makes Repairs After Visitor Contracts Tetanus

Zoo staff members are fixing or marking safety hazards that CBS 2 exposed with undercover cameras earlier this week. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

10/03/2013

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2 Investigators: Woman Gets Tetanus After Getting Cut On Bench At Brookfield Zoo

A young mother of two nearly died after a day at Brookfield Zoo. She wants to warn others about what she believes is a danger there and she spoke with CBS 2’s Dave Savini in this original report.

10/01/2013

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Snow Leopard Cub Makes Debut At Brookfield Zoo

Born on June 13th, Brookfield Zoo’s snow leopard cub made it’s debut this Wednesday, September 18th. When we last checked in with the cub in August, it weighed 10 pounds. It’s now a whopping 15 pounds and growing. You can see the cub with his mother, Sarani, and father, Sabu, in Brookfield Zoo’s “Big Cats” exhibit.

09/19/2013

A 2-month-old snow leopard cub born at Brookfield Zoo on June 13 is currently growing by leaps and bounds in an off-exhibit den with his mom, Sarani. Until the cub is 3 months old, he will remain there bonding with his mom before making his public debut in mid-September. (Brookfield Zoo)

Snow Leopard Cub Thriving At Brookfield Zoo

The male cub now tips the scales at 10 pounds and is spending time bonding with his mother. The public will be able to see the pair starting in mid-September.

08/23/2013

The dolphin calf died just a week after being born. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Newborn Dolphin At Brookfield Zoo Dies

A female baby dolphin calf born just last week has died. The zoo confirms the death of the bottlenose dolphin, who was the offspring of 26-year-old and Brookfield Zoo resident Allie.

08/08/2013

Brookfield Zoo was closed this week following region-wide flooding. (Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo To Reopen After Floods Begin Receding

After being closed for two days due to flooding and street closures in the area, the Brookfield Zoo will reopen on Saturday, although it will close an hour earlier than normal.

04/19/2013

Brookfield Zoo was closed this week following region-wide flooding. (Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo Closes Because Of Flooding

The animals are doing fine, zoo directors said, and the zoo will have staff on site to continue to look after them.

04/18/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Chicago

Whether you want to learn about compost or find out how you can save an endangered species, the Chicagoland area has numerous activities planned for Earth Day.

04/08/2013

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Best Chicago Easter Events For Kids 2013

Celebrating Easter in Chicago should be something for the entire family. Check out some of the Easter-themed activities that cater towards families with children this Easter and make it memorable for everyone, regardless of their age.

03/29/2013

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