Reach Your Resolutions: 5 ways to meet and exceed your 2017 goals

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Despite most New Year’s resolutions centering on physical health-related goals, dreams and desires, there are many other ways to better yourself in 2017. By focusing on different parts of your life, you can become a more well-rounded person thanks to a few simple tips, tricks and products. Incorporate more than just health goals into your…

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Grevy’s zebra born at Brookfield Zoo

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A Grevy’s zebra was born at Brookfield Zoo in the early morning hours on Nov. 9 and is doing well as he bonds with Mypa, his nearly 7-year-old mom. He can be seen in one of the outdoor habitats on the north side of the zoo, weather permitting. The not-yet-named foal, who weighs between 75…

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Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic 2016: Live Entertainment Schedule

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Holly Jolly Theater (Located at the Swan Pavilion) *Each evening, during Holiday Magic the Holly Jolly Theater will feature live entertainment performed by dancers and choirs from the Chicagoland area. Below is the schedule. in addition other entertainment taking place throughout the park includes a magic show the Bison Pavilion from 4:30-9 p.m. and a…

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Celebrate National Bison Day at Brookfield Zoo

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The whole family is invited to join the Chicago Zoological Society in celebrating National Bison Day at Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, Nov. 5. This day is especially monumental in 2016 because President Barak Obama named bison the official national mammal of the United States this past May. Guests can learn about the history of American…

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Chicago Zoological Society to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Enjoy a day of fun at Brookfield Zoo while celebrating Hispanic culture on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The zoo’s East Mall will be filled with music and dance that highlight Latin American countries. The event will kick off with a Celebration Parade at 11 a.m. with performances by Ballet Folklorico…

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Chicago Zoological Society recognizes leaders in conversation

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The Chicago Zoological Society is celebrating its 13th annual Conservation Leadership Awards during a dinner on Sept. 20. During the ceremony, the society will honor three recipients that embody its mission of inspiring conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The award recipients are Northern Trust, an organization dedicated to conservation since before…

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Brookfield Zoo’s ZooRunRun to aid the Conservation Fund

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It’s time to get your running or walking shoes on and head to Brookfield Zoo for its annual ZooRunRun for the Conservation Fund, presented by Aquafina and Gatorade and sponsored by Walgreens. The 5K race, which is dedicated to protecting animals around the world, will wind through the zoo’s 216 acres on Sunday, Sept. 11.…

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Brookfield Zoo welcomes 150 Millionth guest

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Rick Sauseda, of Elgin, was recognized last week for being the 150 millionth guest to Brookfield Zoo. Stuart D. Strahl, president and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society, and Richard Gamble, senior vice president of operations for the Society, greeted Rick, his wife Agnes, and their three children Payton, Adriane, and Carter, at the zoo’s…

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Enjoy lions and lagers, anteaters and ales at Brookfield Zoo’s ZooBrew

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ZooBrew comes back to Brookfield Zoo this year with its fifth annual one-of-a-kind, 21-and-over beer-tasting event, sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Co. Attendees can sample more than 80 different types of ales, lagers, stouts, porters, and malts on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5-9 p.m. Zoogoers can quench their thirst with beers…

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Brookfield Zoo announces names of Mexican gray wolf puppies

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More than 20,000 votes were cast to determine the names of Brookfield Zoo’s three 11-week-old Mexican gray wolf puppies. The names that received the most votes for the two male pups are Rio, meaning river in Spanish, and Azul, meaning blue in Spanish and also signifies the Blue Range Mountains in Arizona, which is a…

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