Brookfield Zoo

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

Brookfield Zoo. (Credit: CBS)

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

Mark Gonka, a lead keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society offers a heart-shaped ice treat to Tapeko, one of Brookfield Zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, for Valentine’s Day... (Credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Chicago

Chicago can be a vibrant city for people of all ages. Make sure to make the most of what Chicago has to offer for the older generation by taking advantage of the many discounts and venues that cater towards seniors.

02/28/2013

Mark Gonka, a lead keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society offers a heart-shaped ice treat to Tapeko, one of Brookfield Zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, for Valentine’s Day... (Credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Heart-Shaped Treats For Animals At Brookfield Zoo

That’s right, the keepers at the Brookfield Zoo are, as it turns out, romantics at heart when it comes to the animals in their care. Many animals on Thursday received special heart-shaped treats to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

02/14/2013

Thani, a 3-year-old white-cheeked gibbon at Brookfield Zoo recently met Kekasih, a 4-year-old orangutan, while exploring more of the zoo’s Tropic World Asia exhibit. (Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Primate Pals — Gibbon And Orangutan — Meet, Hang At Brookfield Zoo

Recently, a young and agile white-cheeked gibbon named Thani found his way into an area of the Tropic World Asia exhibit where orangutans reside. There, he met Kekasih, a 4-year-old orangutan, and the two have hit it off.

01/25/2013

Adamczyk, of the 1600 block of Oregon Street in Rockford, had been paroled to a halfway house on the 1300 block of East 71st Place in Chicago. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man With History Of Sex-Related Crimes Arrested At Boys’ Swim Meet

The man told police that when he walked by Riverside Brookfield High School, he received a brainwave message from recording artist Justin Bieber telling him to go to the school to see the kids there.

01/13/2013

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Best Family-Friendly New Year’s Parties In Chicago

New Year’s doesn’t necessarily strike people as being a family-friendly holiday in Chicago. However, there are many kid-friendly events that are perfect for youth of all ages.

12/28/2012

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Best Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treating In Your Neighborhood

If you are looking for a different way for your child to enjoy Halloween, Chicago provides plenty of events that you can use as an alternative to trick-or-treating.

10/19/2012

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Elderly Woman’s Missing Handicapped Placard Found, Man Charged With Unlawful Use

It’s been more than two years since a 73-year-old Chicago woman lost her handicapped parking placard. But police say they found it over the weekend, in a car belonging to a healthy, 35-year-old man.

09/18/2012

The CBS Buzz Bus hit Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday. (CBS)

CBS Network Hits Chicagoland In The ‘Buzz Bus’

CBS is hitting the road on a cross country trip to thank viewers for making us the No. 1 network in the nation.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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Best Spots For Summer Playdates in Chicago

If your playgroup’s usual location is feeling “played out” with summer well underway, now is the perfect time to get creative with new locations. Whether it’s exploring nature, unwinding in a café, getting hands-on with history or seeing animals up close, the Chicagoland area offers a variety of museums, zoos and parks that can make the dog days of summer more enjoyable. Pack a lunch, grab your sunscreen and get ready to have fun with your playgroup in a new meetup destination.

07/20/2012

Animals At In The Brookfield Zoo Try To Beat The Summer Heat

Brookfield Zoo Brings In Ice Blocks As Polar Bears Face Tropical Weather

Animals at the Brookfield Zoo are getting a little help with staying cool.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2012

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