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  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • Second bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo

    Second bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo
    A second bottlenose dolphin has been born within the last month to an adult dolphin at the Brookfield Zoo, zoo officials announced Thursday. Allie, 27, gave birth at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Chicago Zoological Society which manages Brookfield...
  • Dolphin is born but dies at Brookfield Zoo

    A male dolphin died shortly after being born at Brookfield Zoo on Friday, zoo officials said. The calf surfaced, as is normal, after its 8:45 a.m. birth to 11-year-old first-time mother Noelani, said Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of collections...
  • Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo

     Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo
    For a 10-month-old orangutan, Kecil is a pretty well-traveled guy. He was napping at Brookfield Zoo early Wednesday afternoon after a busy morning of media appearances during which Kecil ("Kuh-CHEEL") stuck to a strict no-comment policy. Curled around...
  • Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums

    Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums
    "From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...
  • 3rd mom's the charm for Brookfield orangutan

     3rd mom's the charm for Brookfield orangutan
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...