One More Thing: Amazing Arachnids

For this week’s ‘One More Thing’…First Light host Brian O'Keefe takes you out to Brookfield Zoo for the shows periodic ‘At The Zoo’ segment. This time around the focus of the trip is a special exhibit of spiders and scorpions.

 he ornamental baboon tarantula, which is found in Africa, is one of 100 arachnids that can be seen at Brookfield Zoo’s Amazing Arachnids exhibit (photo courtesy of Jim Schultz and The Chicago Zoological Society)

he ornamental baboon tarantula, which is found in Africa, is one of 100 arachnids that can be seen at Brookfield Zoo’s Amazing Arachnids exhibit (photo courtesy of Jim Schultz and The Chicago Zoological Society)

One More Thing: Saving Togo Slippery Frog

This week in the ‘One More Thing’ segment…First Light host Brian O'Keefe went behind the scenes at Brookfield Zoo for a look at a project to breed critically endangered Togo Slippery Frogs.

 One of the only Togo Slippery Frogs being kept in captivity in the United States at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

One of the only Togo Slippery Frogs being kept in captivity in the United States at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

 Some of the few Togo Slippery Frog eggs at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

Some of the few Togo Slippery Frog eggs at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

One More Thing: Humboldt Chick

 Humboldt Penguin chick and soon to be species ambassador Photo courtesy of Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society

Humboldt Penguin chick and soon to be species ambassador
Photo courtesy of Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society

In this week’s ‘One More Thing’ segment…Brookfield Zoo Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler took First Light host Brian O'Keefe behind the scenes of the Living Coast exhibit to see a one month old Humboldt Penguin chick

 Photo courtesy of Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society

Photo courtesy of Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society

One More Thing: Symbols of Frontier at Brookfield Zoo

 Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo

Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo

In the ‘One More Thing’ segment, First Light host Brian O'Keefe visited Brookfield Zoo to learn a little about two symbols of the American west, bison and wolves. Both species aren't bothered in the least by the region's winter weather.

 Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo

Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo

One More Thing: Brookfield Bears

Maybe it’s because Chicago isn’t in it, but it’s a good bet two of Brookfield Zoo’s Bears will sleep right through the Super Bowl. I visited the 'Great Bear Wilderness' exhibit at the zoo recently with curator of mammals Amy Roberts

 Brookfield Zoo's brown bear sleeping through the winter months Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo's brown bear sleeping through the winter months
Photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo

 Chicago's winter...no big deal for Brookfield's Polar Bear

Chicago's winter...no big deal for Brookfield's Polar Bear