WBEZ | giraffes http://www.wbez.org/tags/giraffes Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en EcoMyths: Animals speak with accents too! http://www.wbez.org/series/ecomyths/ecomyths-animals-speak-accents-too-113162 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/EcoMyths-Whales.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-c5a7af8c-29d7-b539-15df-81fa9f3b70fb">Animal communication has been observed and documented for centuries, but only recently, have studies shown that we&rsquo;ve only scratched the surface of understanding this complex world of grunts, barks and howls. For our </span><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/ecomyths">EcoMyths</a></em> segment, Kate Sackman and Beth Kosson of <a href="http://www.EcoMyths.org">EcoMyths Alliance</a>, will join Bill Ziegler, senior vice president of Animal Programs at <a href="https://www.czs.org/Chicago-Zoological-Society/Home.aspx">Brookfield Zoo</a>. They&rsquo;ll teach us about the noisy world of animal talk and how deciphering their languages can aid in conservation efforts.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/226311051&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><em><strong>See the new EcoMyths PSA (Airing on Comcast)</strong></em></span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oD01Vo_EYWQ" width="640"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/ecomyths/ecomyths-animals-speak-accents-too-113162 Baby giraffe makes debut at Brookfield Zoo http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/baby-giraffe-makes-debut-brookfield-zoo-103981 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/baby%20giraffe%202.jpg" style="height: 930px; width: 620px;" title="(Courtesy of the Brookfield Zoo)" /></div><p>A baby giraffe has made his debut at Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago.</p><p>Zoo officials say the baby boy was born Nov. 12 but didn&#39;t go on public display until Wednesday. His mother is five-year-old Arnieta and his father is four-year-old Hasani. The baby boy weighs 140 pounds and is six feet, two inches tall.</p><p>The baby is the 58th giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say it&#39;s an important birth because he is the first offspring for Arnieta and Hasani. Hasani arrived at Brookfield Zoo in 2010 and is on a breeding loan from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan.</p><p>Giraffes give birth standing up after 14 1/2-month-long gestation period.</p><p>When fully grown, the baby could potentially be 18 to 19 feet tall.</p></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:16:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/baby-giraffe-makes-debut-brookfield-zoo-103981