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Brookfield Zoo

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  • Oh nuts! Brookfield Zoo elephant packs its trunk

     
    For the first time since 1889, there are no elephants in Chicago-area zoos. On Wednesday, Brookfield Zoo shipped its lone female, Joyce, to a Six Flags park in New Jersey. Joyce, a 27-year-old African elephant, was lent by Six Flags to Brookfield a year...
  • Brookfield Zoo, village negotiate water rates

     
    Brookfield Zoo officials trying to find a way around a steep water rate increase apparently were surprised to hear Wednesday that Brookfield officials had offered them a cheaper rate a couple of months ago. Now, even as they ask the Brookfield-North...
  • New proposal in Brookfield Zoo, village water rate issue

     
    An agreement negotiated between the Brookfield zoo and the Village of Brookfield may end a clash over a proposed water rate increase.The village had proposed the zoo pay the same water rate as all other residential and commercial customers. But the zoo...
  • Committee endorses stop signs for streets connecting to bike trail

     
    Officials with the Elmhurst Public Affairs and Safety Committee will recommend the city council to install three stop signs for cyclists who use the Salt …...
  • Stroger spent $79,000 on zoo party for flood victims

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:53 p.m. Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s administration treated families whose homes were damaged by floods to a nearly $79,000 party at Brookfield Zoo, paying for the day of fun with federal grant money......
  • Brookfield Zoo cuts 11 jobs, closes 2 exhibits

     
    Facing a $1.3 million shortfall in funds caused by the weak economy, Brookfield Zoo is eliminating 11 staff positions and closing two animal exhibit yards, sending those animals to other institutions, zoo officials said on today."Despite record attendance...
  • Brookfield Zoo celebrates 50 years of dolphins

     
    Construction of the original Seven Seas exhibit was completed 50 years ago this month. The first group of dolphins arrived from Florida a few weeks …...
  • Preckwinkle, state to sit down and talk about botched flood relief program

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:25 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today said she will meet with state officials on Monday to discuss what went wrong with a $10.3 million federal grant program meant to help repair homes......
  • Brookfield Zoo announces free days through February

     
    Brookfield Zoo has announced several free general admission days during January and February. Admission will be free on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February, officials said. Admission to the Children's Zoo and Hamill...
  • Your morning adorable: African wild dog puppies get a checkup at Illinois' Brookfield Zoo

     
    The birth of a big litter of African wild dog puppies at Illinois' Brookfield Zoo late last year is great news for their endangered species. The litter, born to 6-year-old mother Kim and 4-year-old father Digger on Thanksgiving, contains a......
  • Two Brookfield Zoo bears eat a cheesehead

     
    Two 900-pound grizzly bears at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago show their team spirit for this Sunday's big game by tearing into a cheesehead and football adorned with the Packers logo. The items were filled with meat and vegetables....