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Brookfield Zoo’s 24-Year-Old Giraffe Franny DiesFranny, who had lived at the west suburban zoo since 1992, was euthanized after age-related degenerative arthritis “began to severely impact her daily comfort and quality of life,” a statement on the zoo’s website said.
New Birth Brings 4th Generation Of Endangered Gorillas To Brookfield ZooKamba, 11, gave birth Wednesday to Zachary; and mom and infant can be seen at the zoo’s Tropic World: Africa habitat, according to a statement from the Chicago Zoological Society.
Two Snow Leopard Cubs Born At Brookfield ZooBrookfield Zoo visitors will have to wait more than a month to see the newest additions up close, but until then, the zoo is sharing some photos of the adorable snow leopard cubs who are sure to melt your heart.
Brookfield Zoo: Help Name Our Mexican Gray Wolf Pups!As of Thursday afternoon, the names Magdalena, Inigo, and Aldo were leading the voting.
Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids Around ChicagoLearning about animals, captaining a boat, sing a longs, nature hikes, and aerial magic can offer children a summer of discovery and memories they will never forget.
Lake County Fair Keeping Quirky Banana Derby, Where Monkeys Ride On Backs Of DogsDespite pleas from Brookfield Zoo and members of the Lake County Board to do away with an event featuring monkeys riding dogs, the Lake County Fair plans to keep the popular Banana Derby race.
More Than 50 Stingrays Die At Brookfield Zoo After Oxygen Level Drops In HabitatThe Brookfield Zoo is mourning the loss of four southern sting rays and 50 cownose rays after a drop in the oxygen level at the the zoo's Stingray Bay habitat on Friday, the zoo said in a press release.
Newborn Zebra Up And About At Brookfield ZooNewborn zebras can stand, walk and even run up to 40 miles per hour within an hour of birth.
Anteater Pup Can Be Seen Hitching Ride On Mother At Brookfield ZooIt’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.
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.
Bus Collision In Brookfield Zoo Parking Lot Injures 10 StudentsTen students suffered minor injuries when two school buses collided on an outing Tuesday to the Brookfield Zoo.