Eagle watching at Starved Rock State Park
3:32 PM - January 10
It's time for the annual Eagle Extravaganza, when it's possible to see dozens of bald eagle on the waterways near Starved Rock State Park.
Brookfield Zoo closes Baboon Island
5:05 PM - September 20
Sad news reported by our sister newspaper Riverside-Brookfield Landmark ... Brookfield Zoo announced Friday that another of its longtime outdoor exhibits is slated for demolition and redevelopment.
Zoo babies: Brookfield Zoo welcomes new Snow Leopard cub
3:27 PM - August 23
In the category of "Animals we'd totally adopt if it were legal" Brookfield Zoo's Snow Lepoard cub ranks right up there with the baby sloth bears and the Moholi bushbaby.
Baby dolphin born, then dies at Brookfield Zoo
1:08 PM - August 7
There is a new addition to the dolphin family at Brookfield Zoo. Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 2 around 11 a.m. At 3 feet long, the calf weighs 40 pounds and appears to be healthy and strong.
Baby giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo [Photo + Video]
3:14 PM - July 3
Brookfield Zoo's animal family keeps growing! Watch a video and flip through a slideshow showing off the latest addition to the giraffe exhibit.
New monkey habitat and train adventure coming to Lincoln Park Zoo
1:52 PM - June 26
This summer, Lincoln Park Zoo is beginning construction on a new project for that will include new animals, adventures and amenities.
Where to go camping with kids near Chicago this summer
5:23 PM - June 18
Want to enjoy the great outdoors but aren't the biggest wildlife fan? We've got a list of campgrounds that are sure to please any family.
Chicago Botanic Garden hosts exhibit about beautiful bugs
11:53 AM - May 24
Summer means the return of many things…like bee stings and mosquito bites. But the influx of insects doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Just look at Chicago Botanic Garden, where the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit shines a light on some beautiful bugs.
Big Bugs invade Morton Arboretum
2:53 PM - May 20
David Rogers' larger-than-life Big Bugs exhibit is back at the arboretum for the summer.
Baby sloth bear cubs debut at Brookfield Zoo [Slideshow]
2:43 PM - May 8
The first successful litter of sloth bears cubs were born to one proud mama at Brookfield Zoo in January and made their public debut just a few short days before Mother’s Day.