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BrewLights Advance Tickets Now on Sale

Is there a better pairing than the brilliance of ZooLights and samples of a dozen different draft beers? Find out with BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer! Buy advance tickets through December 1 and save.


Chicago Canine Close-Up

Coyotes, red foxes, gray foxes—researcher Maria Jazmin Rios introduces Chicago’s wild canines, which you can ID with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

Meet Chicago's Canines

Baby gorilla girl Patty and adult female gorilla Bahati enjoy birthday piƱatas Photo Slideshow: Baby Gorilla Birthday Party!

Growing gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi recently celebrated their second birthdays with a big party for their family troop at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

See Photos of the Birthday Celebration!

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Dwarf mongoose pups and Mangalitsa piglets are among the latest litters!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

November 21, 2014
Photo of the Week: November 21

A jambu fruit dove displays its plumage in our Photo of the Week….which is also the cover shot for the Winter 2014 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine, which explores Animal Anatomy from tooth to tail!

November 21, 2014
Post from the President--An Auspicious Anniversary

President and CEO Kevin Bell offers a tribute to the Auxiliary Board as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. See how this young-professionals group does everything from hosting Spooky Zoo Spectacular to raising $6 million to support the zoo.

November 21, 2014
ZooLights Will Be Shining Soon

We’re flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank on November 28! Join us this to see the season in lights.

November 20, 2014
Dueling Deer

Dueling bucks are caught on camera in this pic from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute. Help our scientists ID the species that call Chicago home by visiting www.chicagowildlifewatch.org!

November 20, 2014
Good to the Last Bite

Breakfast was apparently yummy, as this photo #FromACurator shows. You can see the red pandas at the Kovler Lion House.

November 19, 2014
You Can Call Me Ale

Here’s a bright idea: BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on Wednesday, December 3, from 5:30–9 p.m.

November 19, 2014
Chimpanzee Tool-Use on Camera

Dozens of “camera traps” in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle let zoo scientists record how chimpanzees use tools in the wild.


Who's the newest baby? When's the next chance to Sleep Under the Skyscrapers? Our weekly ZooMail digest highlights animal updates, program offerings and more!

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An Auspicious Anniversary
Friday, November 21, 2014

Just a few weeks ago we saw Lincoln Park Zoo transformed for its 28th Spooky Zoo Spectacular. Zoo grounds were alive with ghouls and goblins gathering candy as local families enjoyed this free, fantastic fall event.

Follow @visitlpz on Twitter before you arrive to receive real-time updates on seal feedings, animals of the hour and more!


ADOPT an Animal Holiday Plush
Celebrate the season with special holiday ADOPT gifts for your favorite animal lovers. Holiday Experience ADOPT packages include one plush adopt PLUS one ice-time voucher, one skate rental voucher and two hot chocolate vouchers redeemable at Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo.



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