For our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance ask Bill Zeigler, Sr. VP of animal care programs at Brookfield Zoo to explain “why wild animals need our help (even though they are adapted to survive winter), and how we can help them, naturally.”
Illinois became the 20th state to document White-Nose Syndrome, a disease blamed for more than 5.7 million bat deaths since its discovery in 2006. Perhaps as troubling as the disease’s severity is how little scientists know about its pathology.
Officials with a Chicago zoo say they've vaccinated a million dogs in Tanzania as part of a project to eliminate rabies and save endangered carnivores in the Serengeti National Park.The Lincoln Park Zoo says its project began in 2003 and the zoo's Serengeti Health Initiative team has worked in villa
Officials say an aggressive swan may have contributed to the death of a suburban Chicago kayaker who drowned.Anthony Hensley of Villa Park was pulled from a pond at a Des Plaines area condominium complex Saturday morning.
JoJo the silverback gorilla is leaving Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo for a new home in the suburbs. And zoo officials hope he'll start a family once he's there.The 31-year-old is being moved from the city's North Side to Brookfield Zoo in the western suburbs.