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: 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)