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Brookfield Zoo

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  • February 24 - Brookfield Zoo

    February 24 - Brookfield Zoo
    Four Galápagos tortoises--the world's largest living tortoise species--now call Brookfield Zoo home. But these four cute reptiles, currently known as Nos. 3269, 3270, 3271, and 3272 (and color coded orange, yellow, white, and pink respectively), are in...
  • February 26 - Adopt A Pet

    February 26 - Adopt A Pet
    May 1 A Golden Night at Brookfield Zoo www.asgoodasgold.org (630) 588-0115
  • Part 5: 10 things you might not know about the western suburbs

    Part 5: 10 things you might not know about the western suburbs
    The western suburbs range from the inner ring of Oak Park and Cicero to the bustling Naperville and Schaumburg corridors and beyond. They're bungalow belt, suburban cul-de-sac and pastoral mansions. And they're inextricably linked to the city, first by...
  • Ride the rails to suburban fun

    Ride the rails to suburban fun
    The suburbs of Chicago are like people: Each one has a unique personality with its own appeal and claim to fame. The problem is that (many) city-dwellers balk at the idea of going to the suburbs, and (lots of) suburbanites think first of Chicago —...
  • Apr. 23: Adopt A Pet - The Anti-Cruelty Society

    Apr. 23: Adopt A Pet - The Anti-Cruelty Society
    Emily Ledergerber stops by to talk about the big event on May 1st! Event info below: The Anti-Cruelty Society's 16th Annual Bark in the Park 5K walk and morning of fun, with or without your dog Saturday, May 1 9 a.m. Montrose Harbor in Chicago www....
  • Apr. 30: Adopt A Pet - As Good as Gold

    Apr. 30: Adopt A Pet - As Good as Gold
    Event: May 1 A Golden Night at Brookfield Zoo www.asgoodasgold.org (630) 588-0115
  • This/close. Can you bear it?

    This/close. Can you bear it?
    It's impossible to go nose-to-nose with a 730-pound polar bear and not feel at least a hint of panic. Not for your safety, of course. Hudson, the polar in question, is sequestered behind shatterproof glass and, to be honest, doesn't seem interested in...
  • Shedd slashing its staff; other museums pinched

    The Shedd Aquarium announced Monday it would lay off 44 full-time employees--16 percent of its staff of 267--because of declining attendance, a months-long trend that worsened after the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. "Shedd's leadership was...
  • Keeper has bear scare at Brookfield Zoo

    In another close call at a local zoo, a polar bear wandered through an unlocked door and came within 10 feet of a Brookfield Zoo employee last month, officials said Thursday. The bear passed by without harming the zookeeper, who was cleaning up toys...
  • The sordid tale of a desperate penguin

    First she thoroughly breached all sense of propriety among her penguin peers by stealing spouses, brawling with another female and seducing an uninitiated adolescent male. Now, separated from the rest of the Brookfield Zoo colony, Zurita has likely...