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Brookfield Zoo

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  • Cops: Handicapped Plano man missing

    Cops: Handicapped Plano man missing
    Plano police have issued a missing person report for a man with cerebral palsy who was last seen Friday evening. Corey M. Cann, 21, was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Hale Street in Plano at 7 p.m. Friday and has not be heard from since,...
  • Baby female gorilla born at Brookfield Zoo

    Baby female gorilla born at Brookfield Zoo
    An 18-year-old western lowland gorilla gave birth Monday at the Brookfield Zoo, officials said today. The infant was born in the early morning hours to Koola, according to Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo. Guests will be able...
  • Meet our oldest animals in Chicago

    Meet our oldest animals in Chicago
    Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning. The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...
  • It's a girl: Dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo

    It's a girl: Dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo
    The Seven Seas dolphin exhibit at Brookfield Zoo has a new addition: A “healthy and strong’’ female calf born last Friday. The calf hasn’t been named yet. She was born about 11 a.m. Friday to Allie, a 26-year-old bottle nose...
  • Funeral set for Maywood toddler whose body was found in Des Plaines River

    Funeral set for Maywood toddler whose body was found in Des Plaines River
    A funeral has been set for a murdered Maywood toddler after DNA tests have confirmed the identity of a body found on a bank of the Des Plaines River. After four months, DNA testing confirmed that the body found in the Des Plaines River was Bryeon...
  • Funeral held for Maywood toddler found dead in river

    Funeral held for Maywood toddler found dead in river
    Nearly five months after he was beaten to death and dumped into the Des Plaines River, a funeral was held Friday for 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter. Bryeon's mother, Lakeshia Baker, 22, told investigators that she and her boyfriend, Michael Scott, beat her...
  • Lincoln Park introduces baby rhino to the public

    Lincoln Park introduces baby rhino to the public
    The baby eastern black rhinoceros born at Lincoln Park Zoo in August was introduced to the outside world today. The 200-pound calf, born Aug. 26, was named King, according to a press release from the zoo; he was named for King Harris, whose wife, Caryn,...
  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • 21 reasons to leave the house

    21 reasons to leave the house
    It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka -- saps your will to live. But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
  • Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium

    Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium
    The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
  • Secret's out: Brookfield Zoo dolphins are pregnant

    Secret's out: Brookfield Zoo dolphins are pregnant
    One secret to a dolphin ultrasound is that the machine is pretty much the same one used on human women, except the “Logiq e Vet” branding badge is replaced with something more species-appropriate. Another secret is that the cold,...