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Brookfield Zoo shows off baby gorilla

Brookfield Zoo shows off baby gorilla

BROOKFIELD, Ill. | The Brookfield Zoo released photos of its newest gorilla.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
Brookfield Zoo shows off baby gorilla

Brookfield Zoo shows off baby gorilla

In this Dec. 24 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society, a nearly 2-month-old western lowland gorilla, born at Brookfield Zoo on Nov. 4, is cuddled by her mom, Koola, 18, at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Cartoon creativity at 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

OFFBEAT: Cartoon creativity at 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Brookfield Zoo 2013 Halloween Costume Contest Winners for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Brookfield Zoo 2013 Halloween Costume Contest Winners for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

The scary clown from Stephen King's "It," a frog prince in a kissing booth, a Cook County Corrections Family, a mom holding a Willy Wonka Oompa Loompa with gum-chewing Violet Beauregard puffed up into a giant blueberry, a mom with a mouse in a mousetrap, a peacock and a "mint condition" GI J…

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
2013 Winners for Brookfield Zoo Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

2013 Winners for Brookfield Zoo Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

A family dressed as The Flinstones, a tiny crocodile, a chicken holding a sign promoting beef consumption, the Grim Reaper, a swamp zombie, the "Scooby-Doo" Gang and a decapitated scientist holding his head in a lab beaker were the 2013 winners for Brookfield Zoo Costume Contest on Saturday,…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

The 2013 winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19 included (left to right) a family dressed up as "The Wizard of Oz," a mouse, a mini Son of Svengoolie with a rubber chicken sidekick, Count Dracula, Chucky, a flying pig, a colonial gown garbe…

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

The 2013 winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest for Sunday, Oct. 20 included an owl (left to right), popcorn with butter, Count Dracula, a raccoon in a a garbage can, a family dressed as The Simpsons, a fireman and a waste management truck and recycling bin.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Abolitionist Costume Winner for the 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! at the Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Contest

Abolitionist Costume Winner for the 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! at the Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Contest

Abolitionist Costume Winner for the 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! for "most original" category at the Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Contest.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Bozo the Clown Costume Contestant Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Bozo the Clown Costume Contestant Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Bozo the Clown costume contestant featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween costume on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Little Lion Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Little Lion Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Little Lion Costume featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Fortune Teller Booth Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Fortune Teller Booth Costume Featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Fortune Teller Booth Costume featured at 2013 Brookfield Zoo Boo at the Zoo! Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Retro creativity star of 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

OFFBEAT: Retro creativity star of 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Snow leopard cub born at Chicago area zoo

BROOKFIELD, lll. | There's a new furry feline prowling around the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago.

August 23, 2013 5:45 pm
Spinosaurus at Brookfield Zoo for "Dinosaurs Alive!" Exhibit

Spinosaurus at Brookfield Zoo for "Dinosaurs Alive!" Exhibit

Sounds and movement bring the 24 animotronic dinosaurs to life for the display at Brookfield Zoo for the new "Dinosaurs Alive!" exhibit running until Oct. 27.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am
Tall tails: Brookfield Zoo offers family excitement from dining to dinosaurs

Tall tails: Brookfield Zoo offers family excitement from dining to dinosaurs

It's easy to understand why the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo has been ranked second in the Top 10 list of the country's best zoos for kids.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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T-Rex at "Dinosaurs Alive!" Now at Brookfield Zoo

T-Rex at "Dinosaurs Alive!" Now at Brookfield Zoo

There are 24 animatronic dinosaurs that have taken over Brookfield Zoo for a new exhibit running through Oct. 27, including the roar of Tyrannosaurus rex.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am
"Alice in Wonderland" Mom with White Rabbit

"Alice in Wonderland" Mom with White Rabbit

This mother and daughter duo from the Chicago south suburbs teamed for their tribute to "Alice in Wonderland," with Mom as Alice and toddler daughter as The White Rabbit at Brookfield Zoo's Oct. 27, 2012 Halloween Costume Contest and Parade.

October 30, 2012 2:33 pm
2012 Halloween Costume Winners at Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

2012 Halloween Costume Winners at Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Saturday's Brookfield Zoo 2012 costume winners from Oct. 27 include farm chickens, a dolphin trainer, an egg and chicken, the whale from the movie "Big Miracle," Jack from "Nightmare Before Christmas," a mad scientist, Snoopy and Woodstock, and three sushi rolls, including shrimp and salmon.

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
2012 Halloween Costume Winners at Brookfield Zoo on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

2012 Halloween Costume Winners at Brookfield Zoo on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

The Halloween costume winners at Brookfield Zoo on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, were a NASA space family, a Mario Brothers Video family, an "Alice in Wonderland" family, Jack from "Nightmare Before Christmas," a peacock, a zombie doctor and a disco ball.

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Time for Round 2 of Brookfield Zoo's 2012 costume winners

OFFBEAT: Time for Round 2 of Brookfield Zoo's 2012 costume winners

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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