Capuchin monkeys dressed as jockeys ride dogs in the Banana Derby. (Credit: Facebook/Banana Derby)

Lake County Fair Keeping Quirky Banana Derby, Where Monkeys Ride On Backs Of Dogs

Despite pleas from Brookfield Zoo and members of the Lake County Board to do away with an event featuring monkeys riding dogs, the Lake County Fair plans to keep the popular Banana Derby race.


The troop of 8 Japanese Macaques will be meeting the public starting May 1. (Credit: John Cody)

Japanese Macaques Move Into New Exhibit At Lincoln Park Zoo

A troop of Japanese Snow Monkeys has moved into Lincoln Park Zoo, where keepers want them interested as well as well fed, in the new Macaque Forest.


Titi Monkey

Lincoln Park Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Baby Titi Monkey

The Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of a new baby monkey, whom you can see at the zoo’s Helen Brach Primate House.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Whiting Refinery

2 Dead Monkeys Found In Shipment To Whiting, Ind., BP Refinery

Workers at the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind., were shocked to find two dead monkeys in a shipping crate Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012


Guide To Brookfield Zoo

There was no other place I wanted to go to more as a kid than the Brookfield Zoo. In fact, blowing out the candles on my birthday cake involved wishing for my mom to take me to the zoo. That’s before I got smart and starting wishing for a dog. Over the past couple of years the zoo has started implementing a lot of new exhibits and homes for the animals. The best part of the zoo is that you’ll never see the same thing twice. The animals are always up to something.



Guide To Lincoln Park Zoo

As if a stroll through Lincoln Park on a fine day weren’t enough to convince Chicagoans that city summers are a more than adequate payback for the preceding winter, there are innumerable jewels nestled within the landscape to ensure that great things await you at every turn. Peaceful gardens and ponds, historic buildings and statues, playlots and paths abound, and in the middle of it all is a world-class (and free!) zoo…


PETA Protest

PETA Protesters: United Airlines Flies Monkeys Off To Cruel Labs

About two dozen demonstrators from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stood in front of United Airlines headquarters downtown Wednesday afternoon, holding up paper monkey masks in front of their faces.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Rachel Birkenfeld. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Seize Monkeys, Dogs From Lansing Home

Cook County Sheriff’s Police have seized two Capuchin monkeys and five dogs from a home in Lansing.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011