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  • Baby bison is newest addition at Brookfield Zoo

    Baby bison is newest addition at Brookfield Zoo
    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...
  • Oh, baby! New male gorilla at Brookfield Zoo gets to know potential mates

    Oh, baby! New male gorilla at Brookfield Zoo gets to know potential mates
    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-...
  • "JoJo" finds mojo at Brookfield Zoo

    "JoJo" finds mojo at Brookfield Zoo
    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. During the...
  • JoJo the gorilla settles in at Brookfield Zoo

    JoJo the gorilla settles in at Brookfield Zoo
    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,...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic

    Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
    You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
  • Foundations help grown-up dreams come true

    Foundations help grown-up dreams come true
    Two years ago, Matt Hendon realized his back was bleeding from a mole that had gone undetected because it blended in with a tattoo he has. The spot, sadly, turned out to be a cancerous growth. "(The cancer) had already spread to other areas of my body,"...
  • 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......
  • African wild dogs make themselves at home at England's Chester Zoo

     
    A pack of seven African wild dogs who recently moved from a zoo in Sweden are already settling into their new habitat -- a specially designed enclosure intended to mimic the conditions in their native sub-Saharan African plains -- at......
  • Seriously, why all the coyotes?

     
    RedEye's Leonor Vivanco talked to the director of Cook County Animal & Rabies Control about why there's been such an uptick in Chicago's critter population: With coyotes roaming the streets of Chicago like it's the great outdoors, there have been at...
  • Songs of Good Cheer essay contest entries

     
    The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......