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  • 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...
  • Authors D-G

       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • 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...
  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
  • 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...
  • Rare white-cheeked gibbon born at Brookfield Zoo

    Rare white-cheeked gibbon born at Brookfield Zoo
    It's easy for visitors to miss Brookfield Zoo’s newest addition: A newborn white-cheeked gibbon, clinging to his mother’s blonde fur. He was born June 9 and joins a small family of gibbons at the zoo's Tropic World: his mother Indah, his...
  • Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon

    Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet late-night host Jimmy Fallon that Chicago’s children would read 2.4 million books this summer in order to bring “The Tonight Show” back to Chicago, it sounded like a lofty gamble. But the odds are stacked in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...