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One secret to a dolphin ultrasound is that the machine is pretty much the same one used on human women, except the “Logiq e Vet” branding badge is replaced with something more species-appropriate. Another secret is that the cold,...
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
Tags: Uptown, Shedd Aquarium
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door. And dinner was...
You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
The holidays always seem to come too soon and leave too early. One minute you're wailing that the stores are playing "Jingle Bell Rock" at Halloween, the next you're whimpering that it's Jan. 2 and you never really felt the holiday spirit. By "you," I...
By the time many of you read this, we'll probably be watching the wombats. We start with the camels, my daughters and I, on our Christmas Day trip to Brookfield Zoo. Then we move on to the bats and wombats. After that comes the aardvark. The visit...
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance: "Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
FrameworkWe asked staff photographer Anne Cusack what sparked her interest in photography. This is the first in an occasional series of posts from our staff on how they got into the "business."...
TribLocal - Schaumburg » NewsAt Legoland Discovery Center Friday, children anxiously — or hesitantly, in some cases — boarded a new ride, a feature aimed at giving the Schaumburg …...
TribLocal - Orland Park » NewsAfter pulling in $5,000 in cash donations and 1,000 pounds in donated pet food in 2011, Orland Township announced plans for its second Pet-palooza event. …...
TribLocal - Grayslake » NewsThe northwest corner of Higgins and Arlington Heights may look like an empty, fenced-in field most of the time, but, yes, there are elk in …...
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