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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

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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