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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

An Angolan colobus monkey born at Brookfield Zoo on March 9 is pictured with its mom, Olivia. (Credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield Zoo’s Newest Baby Bundle

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.

03/20/2013

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

Tapeko, a bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf on Oct. 30, 2011, but the baby dolphin died moments after birth. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Baby Dolphin Dies Shortly After Birth At Brookfield Zoo

A newborn dolphin died within moments of his birth at Brookfield Zoo early Sunday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2011