Brookfield Zoo

: A month old female giant anteater pup hitches a ride on the back of her mom Tulum at Brookfield Zoo.  (Jim Schulz/Brookfield Zoological Society)

Anteater Pup Can Be Seen Hitching Ride On Mother At Brookfield Zoo

It’s the first time an anteater has been born at the Brookfield Zoo, and is the result of a successful breeding initiative begun last year, the Brookfield Zoological Society said in a news release Friday.


A Brookfield Zoo employee posted Facebook photo, complaining about serving "rude white people," creating a social media firestorm. She has since taken down her Facebook page, and the zoo said it has "taken prompt action to remedy the situation." (Source: Facebook)

Brookfield Zoo Fires Worker After Facebook Post About “Rude … White People”

Officials at Brookfield Zoo said they have taken “prompt action,” after receiving multiple complaints about an employee’s Facebook post complaining about “rude ass white people.,” but the zoo would not say if the worker was disciplined or fired.


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Bus Collision In Brookfield Zoo Parking Lot Injures 10 Students

Ten students suffered minor injuries when two school buses collided on an outing Tuesday to the Brookfield Zoo.


A walleye.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brookfield Zoo Implanting Six Fish With Transmitters To Study Their Habitats

Some local fish are having surgery Thursday in the name of science, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.


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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In Chicago

While some art and craft activities cater only towards youngsters, Chicago offers some great venues that allow the whole family to participate. Rather than visiting your local park again, visit an arts & crafts center that can stimulate creativity and imagination.


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Police: Man Beat Pregnant Girlfriend In Brookfield Zoo

A west suburban man is facing domestic battery charges after he punched his pregnant girlfriend in the face while she was holding a child Saturday afternoon at Brookfield Zoo, according to police.


Riverside Brookfield High School. (Credit: CBS)

Riverside Brookfield HS Considers Selling Naming Rights For New Stadium

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports no one’s ever said the streets around Riverside-Brookfield High School are paved with gold, but school officials are hoping to change that.



Brookfield Zoo Prepares Animals For Cold

Brookfield Zoo’s three resident polar bears, six bison and two snow leopards are used to this kind of weather but Spokesman Bill Zeigler says they make sure the animals have indoor and outdoor access during severe cold.


A male bottlenose dolphin calf was born to first-time mom Allison at Brookfield Zoo on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. | Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo Celebrating Birth Of Bottlenose Dolphin Calf

Zoo officials are “cautiously optimistic” as things have gone swimmingly for a new dolphin calf born Friday afternoon at Brookfield Zoo.


Nora, Brookfield Zoo's baby western lowland gorilla. (Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Turns 1

Nora, a western lowland gorilla that weighed about 3.5 pounds at birth, now weighs close to 12 pounds, according to a press release from the zoo.


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.


Pace Bus

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.


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.


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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.


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.”



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.



Severe Cold Forces Animals Indoors At Brookfield Zoo

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


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.


(Credit: Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society)

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.


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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.