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  • Two dolphins were born at Brookfield Zoo just two weeks apart. One calf is swimming with his mom, but the other baby dolphin is being hand-reared by humans.
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  • Baby girl gorilla welcomed at Brookfield Zoo! Koola, an 18-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to a girl on November 4.
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  • When Chicago's zoos welcome new arrivals, ABC7's Frank Mathie is typically among the first to greet them.
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  • Animals at Brookfield Zoo are snacking on frozen treats, splashing in water, and hanging out in the shade these hot summer days.
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  • Brookfield Zoo is proudly showing off their rare snow leopard cub.
  • Brookfield Zoo is proudly showing off their rare snow leopard cub.
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  • Blandings turtle
  • Blanding's turtles breed, release at Brookfield Zoo
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  • Brookfield Zoo is breeding and rearing endangered Blanding's turtles for release back into the wild.
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  • Sloth bear cubs born at Brookfield Zoo on January 20, 2013, can now be seen on exhibit with their mom Hani. Until today, May 8, 3 1/2-month-old male and female cubs have been off exhibit with Hani in a maternity den growing by leaps and bounds.
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  • Travel back in time -- about 200 million years -- at Brookfield Zoo. Dinosaurs Alive! returns- bigger and better than ever.
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  • Dinosaurs Alive! returns to Brookfield Zoo. Twenty-four life-size animatronic dinosaurs will be on display from April 6 to October 27, 2013.
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  • A baby monkey with big, wide eyes at Brookfield Zoo is so ugly it's cute.
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  • Nothing says, 'I love you' like a heart-shaped, peanut butter, oatmeal, raisin, and banana biscuit if you're an ape.
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  • Brookfield Zoo hits new, all-time attendance record.
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  • Two baby kanagroos, or joeys, recently emerged from their mother's pouches to explore their home at Brookfield Zoo's Australia House exhibit on January 9, 2013.
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  • Two kangaroo joeys born at Brookfield Zoo last year have been exploring their outdoor habitat at the Australia House exhibit, the zoo announced Thursday.
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  • An 8-month-old southern hairy-nosed wombat joey at Brookfield Zoo. (Video/Brookfield Zoo)
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  • A southern hairy-nosed wombat joey recently emerged from her mom's pouch at the Brookfield Zoo.
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  • Animals at Brookfield Zoo were treated to some Halloween pumpkins Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Three Dwarf Mongoose pups were born at Brookfield Zoo on September 13. The puppies are out of their nest and now on exhibit at Habitat Africa: Kopje.
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  • Animals at Brookfield Zoo play with pumpkins, crawl in and out of jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.
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  • Pepe, a 5-month-old Humboldt penguin, greets visitors at Brookfield Zoo's The Living Coast exhibit on days that aren't too crowded.
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  • Cookie is a Major Mitchell's cockatoo at Brookfield Zoo. He'll turn 79 years old on Saturday, June 30.
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  • Zoo staffers help animals beat the heat at Brookfield Zoo with dips in the pool and frozen treats.
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  • JoJo, 32, has settled into his new home at the Brookfield Zoo. He's on loan from the Lincoln Park Zoo as part of a breeding program.
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  • Popular western lowland gorilla JoJo is once again greeting zoo visitors -- and wooing the female apes.
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  • Some of Chicago's most popular museums offer free admission on designated days during a certain part of the year. Free admission does not necessarily include entrance into the special exhibits.
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  • Brookfield Zoo's veterinarians travel to Colombia to help Tantor, a 47-year-old African bush elephant, who had a toothache and was in danger of losing his tusk.
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  • A 33-foot-long Japanese hornet in the western suburbs! That's pretty scary except for the fact that it's at Brookfield Zoo and is part of a new exhibit called Xtreme BUGS.
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  • Kabisa, a 26-year-old black rhino, knocks down paper mache bowling pins at Brookfield Zoo. The zoo is participating in a bowling charity fundraiser that benefits rhino sanctuaries in Africa and Indonesia.
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  • The female calf -- born on May 16 to mother, Leotie, 3; and dad, Ron, 12; two of Brookfield Zoos bison herd, which can be seen in the Great Bear Wilderness exhibit -- is the first bison to be born at the zoo since the early 1970s.
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  • Brookfield Zoo is crawling with Xtreme BUGS, an exhibit about the creepy crawlies that runs from May to September 2012.
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  • Mexican gray wolves at Brookfield Zoo are part of a study to help save the endangered species. Researchers hope to determine if a type of nasal tumor is more prevalent in wolves or domestic dogs.
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  • A male black-footed cat kitten was born at Brookfield Zoo on February 14. Because his mom was not providing him with proper maternal care, staff quickly intervened and began hand rearing him at the Animal Hospital.
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  • A story of survival at Brookfield Zoo: He may be tiny, but a baby black-footed cat is alive and thriving.
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  • African Wild dog pups born in November got their 12-week check-ups Thursday at Brookfield Zoo.
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  • Hudson, a 5-year-old polar bear at Brookfield Zoo, investigates a super-sized shamrock he received today in celebration of St. Patricks Day.
  • Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, some of the animals at Brookfield Zoo had the luck of the Irish on their side Friday when they received shamrock-shaped treats. (Photos courtesyJim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)
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  • Popular silverback gorilla JoJo will leave the city next month and head to the suburbs to start a family. Or at least that's the hope.
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  • In honor of Leap Year, some of the animals with strong legs were celebrating at Brookfield Zoo.
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  • Animals at Brookfield Zoo celebrate Leap Day by doing what comes naturally!
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  • It's not easy being an aardvark. Just ask the new baby at Brookfield Zoo, which is constantly being confused with an anteater.
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  • The giraffes at Brookfield Zoo jumped for joy Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the chance to stretch their long legs outside during the unseasonably warm temperatures.
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  • A tiny male gibbon ape born at Brookfield Zoo last month isn't ready to get into the swing of things yet, but he is well on his way to a forest high life.
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  • Tuesday and Wednesday are good days to visit the Brookfield Zoo because admission is free for children ages 11 and under.
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  • Birds of a feather flock together. And at Brookfield Zoo, birds not of a feather do as well.
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  • Two peahens -- ''Feta'' and ''Blue'' -- hatched and raised two clutches of Guineafowl chicks at Brookfield Zoo.
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  • The animals at Brookfield Zoo are keeping cool with frozen treats and ice cubes.
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  • The animals at Brookfield Zoo are keeping cool with frozen treats and ice cubes.
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  • Happy birthday, Maggie! Brookfield Zoo's Bornean orangutan turned 50 Monday.
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  • Three addax antelope calves have been born at Brookfield Zoo within just two months -- and one more is on the way.
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  • Three addax antelope calves have been born at Brookfield Zoo within just two months -- and one more is on the way.
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