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Brookfield Zoo

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Top Brookfield Zoo Articles

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  • Preserve and enhance zoos

    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)...
  • Kratt Brothers' mission: Teach kids wonders of nature

     Kratt Brothers' mission: Teach kids wonders of nature
    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...
  • Brookfield Zoo to host PBS' Kratt Brothers

     Brookfield Zoo to host PBS' Kratt Brothers
    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...
  • Gas leak fixed in Brookfield causes zoo parking lot closures

    Gas leak fixed in Brookfield causes zoo parking lot closures
    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...
  • Gas leak closes main parking lot at Brookfield Zoo

    Gas leak closes main parking lot at Brookfield Zoo
    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...
  • 12 Chicago museum events this fall

    12 Chicago museum events this fall
    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...
  • After 27 years, she's still wild about her job

    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." Greenblatt's...
  • Brookfield Zoo offers a walk on the wild side

     Brookfield Zoo offers a walk on the wild side
    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...
  • Pace buses to connect CTA train stops and Brookfield Zoo

    Pace buses to connect CTA train stops and Brookfield Zoo
    Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday. Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...