| May 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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.
| 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 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 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."