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U & the Zoo

U & The Zoo: Yellow-Backed Duiker

Posted on August 27, 2014

Meet the newest addition to Brookfield Zoo! A short, stocky animal hailing from Africa, this baby yellow-backed duiker was recently born at the zoo.

U & The Zoo: Elegant Crested Tinamou

Posted on August 13, 2014

A flightless bird hailing from South America, the elegant crested tinamou scours for insects and vegetation in tropical savannas.

U & The Zoo: Gerenuk

Posted on July 16, 2014

With a long giraffe-like neck, the gerenuk reaches the tree branches other animals can’t for a leafy dinner in its scrubland home at the Horn of Africa.

U & The Zoo: Mole Rats

Posted on July 2, 2014

Lifelong subterranean dwellers found in South Africa, mole rats are buck-toothed, burrowing creatures having a society similar to ants and bees.

World Giraffe Day at Brookfield Zoo

Posted on June 18, 2014

In anticipation of Brookfield Zoo’s inaugural World Giraffe Day on Saturday, June 21, Tim Sullivan speaks about the plight faced by Africa’s giraffes.

You & The Zoo: Red Flanked Duiker

Posted on May 30, 2014

A shy and secretive species of antelope hailing from Africa, the red flanked duiker is found rummaging in riverside forests for fruit, plants and fungus.

U & The Zoo: Large Spotted Genet

Posted on May 15, 2014

A natural defense in rodent control, the large spotted genet is found in South Africa and only comes out at night—but you can see one any time at Brookfield Zoo!

U & The Zoo: Gambel’s Quail

Posted on April 30, 2014

Adapted to warm, dry climates, Gambel’s Quail is a ground dweller that scavenges scrub areas and possesses a unique survival strategy.

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