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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie poster
Magical Night at the Movies

Don’t miss our free Zoovies screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”! Please note: this event has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 28, due to rain forecast for the original Thursday, April 21 date.


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Two babies are enjoying birthday milestones as they grow right before our eyes: white-cheeked gibbon Daxin and black rhino King.

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Lincoln Park Zoo is your zoo, free and open to visit 365 days a year. We rely on your support to fund world-class conservation, education and care. Please keep the zoo yours by making a gift today!

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Polar bear viewing window at Lincoln Park Zoo Bon Voyage, Anana!

Wish Anana bon voyage on Saturday, August 23, at a special going-away party! Sign a farewell banner before she departs for another accredited zoo and enjoy polar bear souvenirs, icy enrichment and educator chats.

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

August 20, 2014
Marking a Milestone

In case you missed it--we were happy to celebrate our 100,000th like on Facebook this weekend with a little extra enrichment for African lion Sahar! Thanks to everyone who follows along to support Lincoln Park Zoo's mission of conservation, education and care.

August 19, 2014
Still Summer Sounds at the Patio

The Patio at Café Brauer is the perfect place to close out summer. There’s delicious food, a gorgeous pondside view and live jazz and classical performances select nights until September 11!

August 19, 2014
Video: Cashew’s 30th Birthday Party

The zoo celebrated the 30th birthday of female chimpanzee Cashew yesterday with treat-stuffed piñata enrichment for her entire troop.

August 17, 2014
Saying Goodbye to Anana

In this special slideshow we highlight Anana's living environment as well as her history at Lincoln Park Zoo, shortly before we say "goodbye" in anticipation of a new, state-of-the-art Polar Bear Habitat.

August 17, 2014
100,000 Facebook Likes

African lion Sahar digs into some enrichment to celebrate Lincoln Park Zoo's 100,000th "like" on Facebook! Thanks to everyone who supports Chicago's free zoo—and our mission of conservation, education and care.

August 16, 2014
August Wish List
Baby gibbon Daxin celebrates his first birthday today! Stop by the Helen Brach Primate House to see the active youngster practice his vine-swinging technique. Wish Daxin a happy birthday by buying him and other zoo animals a special treat on this month’s Wish List!
August 16, 2014
Daxin's First Birthday

Today is young white-cheeked gibbon Daxin's first birthday! Come see the great enrichment he received as a gift at Helen Brach Primate House.


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Stretching into the Sky
Thursday, August 07, 2014

If you’ve made your way through the heart of the zoo lately, you may have noticed that Regenstein Macaque Forest is starting to look like a real exhibit!

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