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  • 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...
  • Guess what Brookfield Zoo named its baby gorilla?

    Guess what Brookfield Zoo named its baby gorilla?
    After a two-week campaign soliciting suggestions from the public, Brookfield Zoo announced the winning name of its four-month old baby gorilla (a girl): Nora.  The zoo said more than 70,000 votes were cast, and Nora--which means "honor" and "light"--...
  • Brookfield Zoo's baby gorilla gets name: Nora

    Brookfield Zoo's baby gorilla gets name: Nora
    After four nameless months and thousands of online votes, Brookfield Zoo’s baby gorilla is now known as Nora. The infant, born in November to 18-year-old Koola, was officially named Tuesday after two weeks of online voting. Nora won more than half...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Primates use iPads in zoo study

    Primates use iPads in zoo study
    Most afternoons at the Lincoln Park Zoo, visitors can see something that is both extraordinary and a sight they may also have witnessed in the back seat on the way to the zoo: a primate using an iPad. A human child passing time with a glowing touch-...
  • Art, dining feel sting of winter in degrees

    Art, dining feel sting of winter in degrees
    Let's start with the obvious: This has been a harsh, crummy winter, and at times just about everyone has preferred to stay indoors rather than to deal with extreme cold, snow and dicey walking or driving conditions. So it stands to follow that Netflix,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...