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Lowland Gorilla

(Credit: Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society)

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

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

Lincoln Park Zoo announced Monday the birth of a western lowland gorilla. The newborn arrived on Nov. 16.  (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Endangered Gorilla Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

There’s a new baby — and a new mother — at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

11/21/2011