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Name Our Baby Snow Monkey

We need your help picking the perfect name for our baby snow monkey, a boy born May 2. Click the link to cast your vote!


Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo

Explore an exhibition of nature-inspired sculptures set amid the zoo’s beautiful gardens! Free guided tours offered Friday–Sunday.

Learn About Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo

Snow Monkey Games, Videos and More

Want to Build Your Own Primate or watch the Japanese macaques settle into their new hot spring? Get an inside look at the zoo's newest species--and their high-tech home--at www.snowmonkeys.org.

Explore the Fun at www.snowmonkeys.org

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome two lionesses and a little crowned lemur!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

May 21, 2015
Post from the President--Understanding Urban Wildlife

Lincoln Park Zoo hosted the International Urban Wildlife Conference this week, hosting scientists from around the globe to discuss how people and animals can share space in our cities. President and CEO Kevin Bell has the details.

May 21, 2015
Name Our Baby Snow Monkey!

We need your help picking the perfect name for our baby snow monkey, a boy born May 2! Visit www.lpzoo.org/snowmonkey to cast your vote.

May 20, 2015
Explore the Zoo at Night!

Want to see Lincoln Park Zoo’s snow leopard, Taza, at night after the crowds have gone home? Find out how.

May 20, 2015
Kamali Close-Up

Female lion Kamali peers out from her new home at the Kovler Lion House. You can distinguish the 20-month-old female from her sister, Zalika, by her slighter frame and a black mark on her left front leg.

May 19, 2015
The Zoo’s Number One Fan

One of the zoo’s ostriches fans out her feathers in a spectacular threat display, making her appear three times larger than her already impressive 300 pounds.

May 18, 2015
Welcoming Urban Wildlife Experts

How can humans and wildlife coexist? We’re proud to host the International Urban Wildlife Conference this week, welcoming experts from around the world this week to discuss that issue and more!

May 18, 2015
Lion Around

The "new girls" at the zoo, African lions Kamali and Zalika, are enjoying some nice spring mornings in their yard at the Kovler Lion House. #FromACurator


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Understanding Urban Wildlife
Thursday, May 21, 2015

To many people, “urban wildlife” still sounds like a contradiction in terms. But as this week’s International Urban Wildlife Conference showed, the concept is inspiring impressive research around the globe—and highlighting the resilience of nature.

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