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.
Brookfield Zoo was closed today because of the frigid temperatures, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
A grey seal was born at Brookfield Zoo on New Year’s Day, the first birth of 2014 at a Chicago-area 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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The calf was born Wednesday to mother Tapeko and is about 40 pounds and 3.5 feet long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The animals are doing fine, zoo directors said, and the zoo will have staff on site to continue to look after them.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.