Gorilla Baby at Tropic World
After two weeks of asking for the public’s help in naming a 4-month-old female gorilla infant at Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society announced the winning name: Nora, which means “honor” or “light.”
Nora was born on November 4, 2013, to 18-year-old mom Koola. Guests can see Nora and Koola and the rest of the gorilla family daily in Tropic World: Africa
Snow Leopard Cub
The three-month-old snow leopard cub has a name of the highest order...Everest! The cub was named after Mount Everest, the highest peak in the Himalayas. The Himalayas are also within the native habitat of snow leopards where they are usually found at 9,800 and 17,700 feet elevations.
Everest has access to his outdoor exhibit along the Big Cats walkway from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with his mom, Sarani.
Please note that Children's Zoo is now permanently closed as we plan construction of a new family exhibit in the same spot. The design of this new exhibit is currently being finalized but we will have great interactive experiences for all ages in the new area. We will share more about the new exhibit as soon as possible.