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One More Thing: Brookfield Zoo's Creepy Crawlies

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For this ‘One More Thing’ let’s head out to Brookfield Zoo. Usually for Halloween Brookfield Zoo Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler takes Brian O’Keefe to visit one of the more nightmareish critters at the zoo. That was certainly the case this time around when they stepped inside the zoo’s swamp building

The Vietnam Centipede is one of the world’s largest centipede species, it’s on display in the Swamp Building at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

The Vietnam Centipede is one of the world’s largest centipede species, it’s on display in the Swamp Building at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Brookfield's Serval

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For this ‘One More Thing’ let’s head out to Brookfield Zoo and meet up with Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler. Every few weeks Bill takes First Light host Brian O’Keefe to one of the exhibits at the zoo…this time around they visited the Hamill Family Wild Encounters building where handlers brought out a serval, it’s one of the species that serves as an animal ambassador at the zoo

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One More Thing: Brookfield's Animal Hospital

A Humbolt penguin gets check up at the zoo’s animal hospital (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

A Humbolt penguin gets check up at the zoo’s animal hospital (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

For this week’s one more thing, First Light host Brian O’Keefe takes you out to Brookfield Zoo for a visit with the zoo’s Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler and the zoo’s state of the art animal hospital

It’s no easy task to check a patient’s eyes, especially when the patient is a full grown tiger (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

It’s no easy task to check a patient’s eyes, especially when the patient is a full grown tiger (photo courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Brookfield Adds Nyala

Two of Brookfield Zoo’s Nyala, a new species of antelope for the zoo (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Two of Brookfield Zoo’s Nyala, a new species of antelope for the zoo (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

For this ‘One More Thing’ segment, First Light host Brian O’Keefe takes you out to Brookfield Zoo. Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler has a fondness for the various antelope species of the African continent, and he wants to bring more of them to the zoo

Nyala, a medium sized antelope, are acclimating to their new home at Brookfield Zoo  (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Nyala, a medium sized antelope, are acclimating to their new home at Brookfield Zoo
(photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

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: 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: 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
(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: 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: 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)

One More Thing: Brookfield Zoo's Gerenuk

This week, for the ‘One More Thing’ segment, First Light host Brian O’Keefe took a trip out to Brookfield Zoo. Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler took Brian to see one of his favorite animals at the zoo.

Brookfield Zoo has two small antelope species on display. The Gerenuk uses its long neck to reach vegetation other animals can’t reach. Meanwhile the tiny DikDik relies on finding food closer to the ground (Photo Courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo has two small antelope species on display. The Gerenuk uses its long neck to reach vegetation other animals can’t reach. Meanwhile the tiny DikDik relies on finding food closer to the ground (Photo Courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

One More Thing: Brookfield's Guinea Fowl & Pea Fowl

Brookfeild Zoo Vice President of Animal Programs Bill Zeigler and First Light host Brian O’Keefe stopped to see the group of birds that freely roam throughout the zoo for this week’s ‘One More Thing’ segment

You’re likely to encounter the Guinea Fowl roaming the open spaces at Brookfield Zoo (photo courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

You’re likely to encounter the Guinea Fowl roaming the open spaces at Brookfield Zoo
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