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
(photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

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’

One More Thing: Grey's Monitor

A new exhibit of Grey’s Monitor at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

A new exhibit of Grey’s Monitor at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

For this One More Thing segment, Brookfield Zoo Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler took FIrst Light host Brian O’Keefe to visit a new exhibit of Grey’s Monitors

The exhibit of Grey’s Monitor lizards at Brookfield Zoo is inside the warm ‘Feathers and Scales’ building near the south entrance

The exhibit of Grey’s Monitor lizards at Brookfield Zoo is inside the warm ‘Feathers and Scales’ building near the south entrance

One More Thing: Amur Leopards

One of Brookfield Zoo’s Amur Leopards (photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

One of Brookfield Zoo’s Amur Leopards (photo courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

This week for the ‘One More Thing’ segment, bundle up and head out to Brookfield Zoo with First Light host Brian O’Keefe. Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler took Brian to see a trio of Amur Leopards, a mom and two cubs.

One More Thing: Blue Billed Curacao

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For this week’s One More Thing, First Light host Brian O’Keefe went out to Brookfield Zoo. Brian and Brookfield Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler got out of the cold and spent some time at a display of tropical birds, including the very rare blue billed curassow

The extremely endangered Blue Billed Curacao is on display at Brookfield Zoo’s reptiles and feathers building (photos courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

The extremely endangered Blue Billed Curacao is on display at Brookfield Zoo’s reptiles and feathers building (photos courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society)

One More Thing: Turkey Vulture

Georgette, Brookfield Zoo’s turkey vulture is ready for her close up (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Georgette, Brookfield Zoo’s turkey vulture is ready for her close up (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Turkey takes the center stage this week, unfortunately for the turkey it’ll be a one time performance, except for in a sandwich on Friday. Brookfield Zoo’s Andre Copeland introduced First Light host Brian O’Keefe to Georgette, she’s one of North America’s largest bird species. While turkey is part of her name, it’s a safe bet neither Georgette nor any of her relatives will be on anyone’s Thanksgiving menu

Georgette, the turkey vulture shows off her four foot wingspan at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Georgette, the turkey vulture shows off her four foot wingspan at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Fasting and Feasting

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This week for the ‘One More Thing’ segment lets check in with WDCB community volunteer Tim Gioe. Every few weeks Tim tells us what he’s been reading…and if he liked it. This time around…Adam Federman’s biography Fasting and Feasting about the life of legendary food writer Patience Gray

One More Thing: Fluffy, the bird eating spider

For this week’s ‘One More Thing’ segment, Brookfield Zoo’s Andre Copeland explains why he likes the giant ‘Bird Eating Spider’ so much

Fluffy, Brookfield Zoo’s Bird Eating Spider, is the kind of critter that induces nightmares. The hairy arachnid is more than 10 inches across when its legs are fully extended (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Fluffy, Brookfield Zoo’s Bird Eating Spider, is the kind of critter that induces nightmares. The hairy arachnid is more than 10 inches across when its legs are fully extended (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)