| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The July 31 article regarding the benefits of visiting Lincoln Park Zoo was indisputably compelling. The majestic and in many instances imperiled wildlife species that are housed there are treated with the utmost compassion and respect. The staff and...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Anyone who doubts the importance of early maternal care need only meet Kecil.
The 6-month-old male orangutan came to Brookfield Zoo last month to bond with Maggie, a 53-year-old orangutan. Maggie may be older than typical mothers, but she turned out...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:30 PM
When you enter Brookfield Zoo, it seems as if the big fountain on the broad, open plaza, the one surrounded by circular pathways, ought to be the center of things.
But development in the west suburban animal park has been mostly to the west, so that...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Tribune reporter Christopher Borrelli's excellent story about the groundbreaking work of Sarah Feliciano, Matthew Owens and their Brookfield Zoo colleagues ("Meet the team that designs toys for Brookfield Zoo's animals," Arts & Entertainment, Aug. 17)...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
For the legions of kids who adore them, the Kratt Brothers are easy to tell apart. Martin wears the blue shirt. Chris is the one in green.
The zoologist brothers have been making and starring in children's educational television since their first...
| Aug 17, 2014
Martin and Chris Kratt — better known as the Kratt Brothers — will bring their "Amazon Adventures" show to the Brookfield Zoo Saturday and Aug. 24. The brothers, creators and executive producers of the hit PBS Kids animated wildlife series...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A gas leak outside of Brookfield Zoo has been stopped and authorities said repairs to it will be finished by midnight, officials said.
Zoo spokeswoman Sondra Katzen said they are planning to be open for business Saturday.
No people or animals were...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The main parking lot of Brookfield Zoo was closed today after a construction crew hit a gas line, officials said.
No injuries were reported when workers hit the line around 10:30 am. at 31st Street and Golf View Road in the west suburb, according to zoo...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For as long as she can remember, Nava Greenblatt has been fascinated by animal behavior.
"Watching animals interact with other (animals or people) or with their environment is so interesting," she said. "It's hard to tear myself away."
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather.
The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...