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Brookfield Zoo to unveil ‘Wild Encounters’ in July

Interact with exotic animals from all over the world at the new up-close exhibit.

Brookfield Zoo closes Baboon Island

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.

Brookfield Zoo closes Children’s Zoo after 60-year run

The Chicago Zoological Society on Jan. 1 quietly closed the Children's Zoo inside Brookfield Zoo, ending the 60-year run of the zoo-within-a-zoo concept.

Chicago’s Last Elephant Leaves Brookfield Zoo

When Joyce, a 27-year-old elephant, walked up a ramp and into a specially outfitted tractor trailer truck Wednesday night, Brookfield Zoo was left without an elephant in its collection for the first time since the Chicago Zoological Society opened th

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