| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Duty is calling for "JoJo the Ape" at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
The 31-year-old silverback gorilla will be moved from there on Tuesday, and taken to the Brookfield Zoo.
Simply put, he will go to the Brookfield Zoo to procreate. There are three females he...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:06 AM
It's springtime at Brookfield Zoo and that means it's time for the pitter-patter of little hooves.
The zoo welcomes its newest addition; a baby bison calf born May 16.
She doesn't have a name yet but you can find her roaming around with her mom and...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door.
And dinner was...
| Jun 27, 2012
JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla who recently moved into Brookfield Zoo, had brunch Tuesday with his new female friends Binti Jua and Koola atop a miniature mountain at his new home. But it wasn't their first date.
As part of a breeding program, 32-...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The silverback gorilla named "JoJo" finds his "mojo" at the Brookfield Zoo.
The 32 year-old was sent there from the Lincoln Park Zoo to accomplish once crucial task: Help expand the critically endangered western lowland gorilla species.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:50 PM
It wasn’t their first date. JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla from Lincoln Park Zoo, and his female companions, Binti Jua and Koola, met for brunch Tuesday atop a miniature mountain in west suburban Brookfield.
As part of breeding program,...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Cabin Fever Remedies for Kids in Chicago
Mom & Tot Bowling at Pinstripes
Pinstripes is an upscale and sophisticated entertainment / dining facility where you can bowl or play bocce ball. There are two locations: in Northbrook and South Barrington. On...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance:
"Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
| Feb 11, 2012
TRAER, Iowa — It all began with a trip to the Brookfield Zoo. As she was getting ready to leave, Ruth Rasmussen eyed a salt and pepper shaker set, shaped like coffeepots, but with a bear and the zoo's name embossed on the front.
"I just picked it...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:50 PM
It's easily the closest I've ever gotten to a wolf.
Luckily, it was sleeping.
The Mexican gray wolf was once considered an extinct species. Today, with the help of organizations like the Species Survival Plan's Mexican Gray Wolf Management Group,...