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Yep, It's Even Too Cold For Polar Bears In Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The weather in Chicago was so frigid Monday that it proved too chilly for the city's most popular polar bear. DNAinfo Chicago reported Anana, the L...

LOOK: Brookfield Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gorilla

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago-area Brookfield Zoo this week welcomed an adorable new addition to their family. A female western lowland gorilla was born early Monday...

Shedd Says Sad Goodbye To Rio The River Otter

Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium has bid a sad goodbye to its 21 year-old North American river otter, Rio. In a blog post Tuesday, aquarium officials said both i...

Zoo's Oldest, First Chimpanzee Dies

Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo announced on Monday that they had euthanized Keo, the oldest living male chimpanzee in any North American zoo. According...

Brookfield Zoo Shuttering Iconic Exhibit

Posted 09.21.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago-area Brookfield Zoo announced Friday it has closed its iconic Baboon Island. According to the zoo, the exhibit debuted as Monkey Island...

LOOK: Zoo Introduces Adorable New Snow Leopard Cub

Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago

The Brookfield Zoo on Friday announced the arrival of a male snow leopard cub. The yet-to-be-named cub was born to his 3-year-old parents, Sarani a...

LOOK: Zoo Baby Returns To Public View After Injury

Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo goers on Thursday got a special chance to be among the first visitors to see baby gorilla Nayembi since her recovery from an injury i...

Zoo's Newborn Dolphin Dies Just 6 Days After Birth

Posted 08.09.2013 | Chicago

Less than a week after the Brookfield Zoo's new bottlenose dolphin was born, the calf has died. The female calf, born at the Chicago-area zoo on Au...

PHOTOS: Dolphin Born At Brookfield Zoo

Posted 08.07.2013 | Chicago

The Brookfield Zoo late last week welcomed a newborn bottlenose dolphin to their midst. Born to 26-year-old Allie, the 40-pound, 3-foot-long female...

PHOTOS: Zoo Mice Are Becoming Prairie Pioneers

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. -- To most people, mice are pests. But on a prairie, they are a source of life and vitality....

PHOTOS: Brookfield Zoo's Newest Adorable Arrival

Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

The pitter patter of little hooves can now be heard at the Chicago-area Brookfield Zoo thanks to the arrival of an addax antelope calf. The zoo ann...

PHOTOS: Swan Hatchlings Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo this week welcomed six trumpeter swan cygnets as their latest arrivals -- but the swan babies won't be around at the zoo fo...

PHOTOS: Good News For Endangered Zoo Baby

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Good news for Lincoln Park Zoo's injured baby gorilla keeps coming as zoo officials reported Wednesday the endangered gorilla was "thriving" under 24-...

PHOTOS: Sloth Bear Cubs Make Debut At Brookfield Zoo

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago-area Brookfield Zoo on Wednesday announced the birth of its first successful litter of sloth bears. According to a news release, 10-yea...

Brookfield Zoo Reopens After Closing For Only 3rd Time Ever

Posted 04.20.2013 | Chicago

The Brookfield Zoo reopened its doors on Saturday after closing for only the third time ever due to massive flooding. The zoo announced Friday that...

PHOTOS: Brookfield Zoo's Giraffes Frolic & Play In Warmer Weather

Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago

The giraffes at Brookfield Zoo took advantage of warmer spring-like temperatures on Monday and made their outdoor debut of the year, an annual rite of...

PHOTOS: Baby Gorilla Making Amazing Recovery After Serious Injury

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Like many human babies, all one infant gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo wants to do is sleep and play — something that makes her caregivers happy amid th...

PHOTOS: New Zoo Baby Is The Ugly-Cutest Thing Ever

Posted 03.21.2013 | Chicago

The Brookfield Zoo earlier this month welcomed a newborn monkey who bears a bit of a resemblance to a certain Hollywood legend. Arguably one of the...

Lincoln Park Zoo Gorilla Baby Recovering From Major Injury

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

A 3 month-old baby gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is recovering after sustaining a serious facial injury, zoo officials announced Monday. Ac...

PHOTOS: Sichuan Takin Babies Make Zoo Debut

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Lincoln Park Zoo has welcomed an adorable pair of Sichuan takin babies -- and they're reaching out to the public...

PHOTOS: Brookfield Zoo Debuts Most Adorable Baby Giraffe

Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago

In what appears to be an arms race of cuteness, the Brookfield Zoo announced the birth of male giraffe calf less than two days after the Lincoln Park ...

Brookfield Zoo Moves Monkeys To An Open, Wooded Area

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For Diabo and Delilah, home is a split level Coleman cooler in the woods. The golden lion tamarins -- yellow and orange monkeys roughly the size of...

Baby Storks! Lincoln Park Zoo Celebrates New Flock

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Someone's been bringing the storks babies at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. The 142-year-old zoo suddenly has the making of a new flock ...