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Jill Javors, left, chair of the Chicago Zoological Society's Women's Board, and event chair Vicki DeMar. "We are so excited to have the opportunity to be the first to show off this amazing exhibit," Ms. DeMar said.

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Stuart and Melissa Strahl. "The whole idea of the exhibit is to guide people to nature and give them opportunities to help wildlife," he said.

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Peter and Linda Bynoe: Mr. Bynoe is senior counsel at DLA Piper in Chicago.

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Jan and Michael Emmert; Ms. Emmert is on the board of governors of the USO and past president of the zoo's Women's Board; Mr. Emmert is managing director of Navigant Consulting Inc. in Chicago.

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Joe and Susan Ahern; Mr. Ahern is president of Rosebud Restaurants, and Ms. Ahern is first vice-president of the zoo's Women's Board. "We come to Whirl Ball every year. The exhibit is exciting, and we get to see Hudson (a polar bear born at the zoo) all grown up," Mr. Ahern said.

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Lester and Renee Crown.

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Sarah and John Garvey; Ms. Garvey is a retired Boeing Co. vice-president and a Women's Board member; Mr. Garvey is managing director of Navigant Economics in Chicago.

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Tyrone and Anne Fahner. Mr. Fahner is a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and former Illinois attorney general. "We've gone to the ball for the last 15 years. This new bear exhibit is pretty special," Mr. Fahner said.

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Michael and Jacky Ferro; Mr. Ferro is chairman of Merrick Ventures LLC in Chicago.

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Jack and Kate Shaffer.

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John and Alice Sabl; Mr. Sabl is partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago; Ms. Sabl is immediate past president of Goodman Theatre's Women's Board.

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Brookfield Zoo Trustee John Carpenter, from left, with Britney Miller and Steven Miller, attorney at Inman & Fitzgibbons Ltd., Chicago.

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Kathleen and Nicholas Amatangelo; Mr. Amatangelo is the retired president of Bowne & Co. in Chicago.

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Judy and Ron Moore; Ms. Moore is on the zoo's Women's Board, and Mr. Moore is the retired president of Midas International Corp.

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Nichole and Tom D'Aprile. Ms. D'Aprile is director of Fashions with Flair, a Willow Springs-based fashion-show production company. Mr. D'Aprile is a trader.

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Gale and Jay Gottlieb; Ms. Gottlieb is president of Lincoln Park Zoo's Women's Board. Stuffed puppies by Crutch Critters decorated the tops of Ms. Gottlieb's crutches; she broke her leg skiing in Aspen.

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Dinner was served in an outdoor tent.

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Guests mingled in the new exhibit.

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Susan Crown and William Kunkler III.

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