Chicago Zoological Society
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.
Chicago Zoological Society announced that an Angolan colobus monkey had been born at Brookfield Zoo. Both the baby and its mother seem happy and healthy and can be found in the Tropic World: Africa exhibit. Visitors to the exhibit will not only see the new infant and its mother, Olivia, but other females Chaka, and Tina, along with Sash, the father.
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.
A newborn dolphin died within moments of his birth at Brookfield Zoo early Sunday morning.