Black-crested mangabey born at Brookfield Zoo

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There has been a lot of monkeying around happening in Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World. A black-crested mangabey was born on July 4 and three squirrel monkeys were born on July 9, 20, and 26, and another is due within a week or so. The black-crested mangabey birth is a first at Brookfield Zoo, where the…

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Brookfield Zoo Offers Kids’ Free Days August 7-9

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Brookfield Zoo is offering Kids’ Free Days, presented by AMITA Health and Groupon, on August 7, 8, and 9. So before the start of the new school year, bring the family to the zoo for a Òstaycation” adventure to see some amazing animals and to receive free admission for children ages 11 and under. (Admission…

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Zoo leading efforts to help save endangered pangolins

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For the first time in its history, the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is exhibiting the pangolin, a rare and unique animal found in Africa and Asia. Since April 2016, the Society has welcomed 13 white-bellied tree pangolins to the zoo. Guests can see a male on exhibit in the Habitat Africa! The…

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Events: Celebrate Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet

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You can go green and make a big impact this Earth Day by joining Brookfield Zoo for its annual Party for the Planet celebration on Sunday, April 23. The daylong extravaganza, presented by energySMART, a Nicor Gas Program, will feature fun and environmentally friendly activities for the entire family, including planting flowers, recycling, arts and…

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Valentine’s Day brings new polar bear to Brookfield Zoo

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Chicago Zoological Society staff are anticipating a love connection in the near future as on Valentine’s Day they welcomed Nan, a female polar bear and hopeful breeding partner to Hudson, a male polar bear who was born at Brookfield Zoo in 2006. Nan arrived at Brookfield Zoo earlier this month after spending the last 16…

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Giant anteater born at Brookfield Zoo

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The second baby giant anteater was born at Brookfield Zoo in November and can now be seen with her mom in the zoo’s Tropic World: South America on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The 2-month-old pup was born Nov. 15, 2016. She and her mom, Tulum, are adjusting nicely. Lupito, the sire, can be seen on…

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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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