One More Thing: Albino Alligator

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Every few week Brookfield Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler and First Light host Brian O’Keefe get together at the zoo. An alligator in the Humbolt Park Lagoon attracted a lot of attention this week in Chicago, buta rare white alligator has been attracting crowds at the zoo for weeks

Snowflake, a rare albino alligator is on display this summer at Brookfield Zoo (photos courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

Snowflake, a rare albino alligator is on display this summer at Brookfield Zoo (photos courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Meet Me At The Museum

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Every few weeks, WDCB community volunteer Tim Gioe offers a book review for the ‘One More Thing’ segment of First Light. Tim has reviewed books for WDCB for more than 25 years. He let’s us know what he’s been reading and if he liked it, this time we find Tim in the fiction section of the First Light library

One More Thing: Dwart Mongoose Pups

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Every few week Brookfield’s Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler takes First Light host Brian O’Keefe to see one of the animals on display. For this ‘One More Thing’ Bill and Brian visited some of the newest zoo residents, a litter of Dwarf Mongoose pups

(photos courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

(photos courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Brookfield Celebrates the Great Lakes

Perch is one of several fish species in the Great Lakes exhibit inside Brookfield Zoo’s Coast building (photos courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

Perch is one of several fish species in the Great Lakes exhibit inside Brookfield Zoo’s Coast building (photos courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

For this ‘One More Thing’ Brookfield Zoo Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler and First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited The Coast building. In years gone by, the building was reserved for the zoo’s Humbolt Penguins; but now it also houses an exhibit that celebrates an eco-system that is much closer to home

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One More Thing: Celebrating Mom

Every few weeks Wayne Messmer delivers one of his ‘Messmerizing Moments’ for this ‘One More Thing’ segment, and every Sunday night at seven he hosts the appropriately titled ‘Wayne Messmer Radio Show’ here on listener supported 90.9 FM WDCB and wdcb-dot-org

Every few weeks Wayne Messmer delivers one of his ‘Messmerizing Moments’ for this ‘One More Thing’ segment, and every Sunday night at seven he hosts the appropriately titled ‘Wayne Messmer Radio Show’ here on listener supported 90.9 FM WDCB and wdcb-dot-org

For this week’s ‘One More Thing’ segment…before you head out to brunch, let’s check in with WDCB’s man of many talents Wayne Messmer. Wayne takes some time to reflect on the history of Mother’s Day and to of course celebrate mom

One More Thing: Przewalski's Horse

Przewalski’s Horse is thought to be the ‘original’ horse species. A trio of mares are on display at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

Przewalski’s Horse is thought to be the ‘original’ horse species. A trio of mares are on display at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

For this week’s ‘One More Thing’ segment, First Light host Brian O’Keefe takes you out to Brookfield Zoo. It’s nearly time for the run for the roses and Brookfield Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler took Brian to see a special horse species at the zoo

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One More Thing: Andean Condor

The world’s largest flying bird, the Andean Condor, has a wingspan of close to 10 feet (photo courtesy of The Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo)

The world’s largest flying bird, the Andean Condor, has a wingspan of close to 10 feet
(photo courtesy of The Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo)

For this ‘One More Thing’ the zoo’s Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler took First Light host Brian O’Keefe to see one of the birds at the zoo. The Andean Condor is the largest flying bird in the world, Brookfield has a pair of the massive birds .

Brookfield Zoo is home to a pair of Andean Condors, the zoo is hopeful the pair will mate and produce chicks (photo courtesy of The Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo is home to a pair of Andean Condors, the zoo is hopeful the pair will mate and produce chicks (photo courtesy of The Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Brookfield's Binturong

Brookfield is home to several Binturong including Bathsheba who serves as an animal ambassador (photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield is home to several Binturong including Bathsheba who serves as an animal ambassador
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Every few weeks at First Light, host Brian O’Keefe takes listeners to Brookfield Zoo to learn a little more about the animals on display and to occasionally go behind the scenes. This week Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler introduced Brian to one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, the Binturong

One of Brookfield Zoo’s Binturong relaxes on a branch between meeting visitors as an animal ambassador (photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

One of Brookfield Zoo’s Binturong relaxes on a branch between meeting visitors as an animal ambassador
(photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

One More Thing: Tana French's 'The Witch Elm'

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For this ‘One More Thing’ segment, let’s check in with WDCB community volunteer Tim Gioe. For more than 25 years, Tim has reviewed books for WDCB News. Every few week at First Light, Tim let’s us know what he’s been reading, and if he liked it . This week Tim has a review of Tana French’s novel ‘The Witch Elm’