October 06, 2008

Sophia Orangutan Gives Birth

The birth of a Bornean orangutan at Brookfield Zoo draws attention to a primate species under dire threat in the wild. The female, born on the evening of October 6, is only the second birth of an orangutan expected in an accredited North American zoo this year.  more...

August 28, 2008

Giraffe Calf Born

Franny, a 17-year-old reticulated giraffe at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf a little after noon on August 15. Many visitors were able to observe the start of the birth before Franny went to an off-exhibit outdoor yard to deliver her calf.  more...

July 30, 2008

Green Treefrog Tadpoles Hatch

Over 300 green treefrog tadpoles hatched at Feathers & Scales, and at Hamill Family Play Zoo exhibits. Watch the metamorphosis as the tadpoles transform into full-fledged, adult frogs by early to late-September.  more...

June 27, 2008

Rare Naked Mole-Rats Born

Two litters of naked mole-rat pups born less than a month apart to separate "queens."  more...

March 27, 2008

Rock Hyraxes Born at Brookfield Zoo

Third generation of rock hyraxes born on exhibit.  more...

March 19, 2008

Bactrian Camels Born

Two Bactrian camels, one born on February 28 and the other on March 22, 2008, have made their public debuts at Brookfield Zoo. There are about 125 Bactrian camels in accredited North American zoos, and the wild population, numbered at fewer than 1,000, is endangered.  more...

September 19, 2007

Doctors Perform Uterine Fibroid Embolization on Gorilla at Brookfield Zoo

Radiologists from Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital performed the first-ever documented hydrothermal ablation, or HTA, on a nonhuman primate. This procedure, which is much less invasive than a hysterectomy, coagulates the endometrium, or inner lining of the uterus.  more...

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