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  • Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home

    Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home
    Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning. Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
  • How I got into photography: Anne Cusack

     
    We asked staff photographer Anne Cusack what sparked her interest in photography. This is the first in an occasional series of posts from our staff on how they got into the "business."...
  • Sprinkled with history

    Sprinkled with history
    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...
  • Brookfield Zoo gorillas get medical exams

    Brookfield Zoo gorillas get medical exams
    Two western lowland gorillas at Brookfield Zoo, including one made famous by helping to rescue a human child, were given complete physicals today. Zoo veterinary staff gave dental and medical exams to 23-year-old Binti Jua and Bakari, Binti's nearly 6-...
  • Free parking in Chicago -- really!

    Free parking in Chicago -- really!
    One of the recent Frugalista columns in the Chicago Tribune was about strategies for parking in Chicago -- for free or at least for less than people usually get stuck paying. The column drew some thanks from drivers, but, as I expected, I also got...
  • April 29: Adopt A Pet - As Good As Gold

    April 29: Adopt A Pet - As Good As Gold
    As Good As Gold Event: A Golden Night at Brookfield Zoo May 14 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Brookfield Zoo 3300 Golf Road Brookfield For tickets and more information: www.asgoodasgold.org
  • Free family Valentine's Day outings in Chicago this weekend

    Free family Valentine's Day outings in Chicago this weekend
    Here are some free ways for families to celebrate Valentine's Day in Chicago this weekend: - Go to Marble Slab Creamery on Michigan Ave. for a free sample of a tiramisu ice cream creation. - Get a free Caribou Coffee when you buy one, with this coupon....
  • Brookfield Zoo introduces African pups

    Brookfield Zoo introduces African pups
    Ten African wild dogs born to the same mother in November at Brookfield Zoo didn’t seem as wild as their name suggests as they were getting 12-week exams and vaccinations in assembly line fashion on Thursday. Some were shaking and scared. Others...
  • Tribute gifts

    Tribute gifts
    We all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want. It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love. Consider a...
  • 10 things you might not know about elephants

    10 things you might not know about elephants
    The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts: 1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...
  • Aurora police continue search for missing boy

    Aurora police continue search for missing boy
    As Aurora police on Sunday continued their search for a boy missing after his mother's apparent suicide in a Rockford hotel room, the boy's father waited, hoping for good news from authorities on his son's whereabouts. James Pitzen, 39, said he last...