Chicago's free zoo, open 365 days a year.

Regenstein Macaque Forest Is Open!

After 20 months, $15.5 million and a few practice splashes in the hot spring, the zoo's newest exhibit--Regenstein Macaque Forest--has celebrated its grand opening. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details.


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

Baby Gorilla Is Bella

The baby gorilla born February 24 has a name: Bella. The beautiful choice honors a member of the Regenstein family, longtime zoo supporters.

Get the Latest on the Little Gorilla

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome a baby gorilla and a red panda breeding pair!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

April 24, 2015
Spring Skyline

The view from the Lester E. Fisher Bridge is one of our favorites…and it’s thankfully starting to show signs of spring! Come see for yourself this weekend.

April 24, 2015
Photo of the Week: April 24

Baby gorilla Bella hits the two-month mark today! As our Photo of the Week shows, she’s getting plenty of love from family members, including big sister Patty.

April 24, 2015
See the Animals Rip Apart Piñatas!

We’re giving fun, edible piñatas to the animals this Saturday and Sunday as part of our annual Earth Day-related Party for the Planet!

April 24, 2015
Zoo’s Head Vet Profiled in Chicago Tribune

Kathryn Gamble, D.V.M., the zoo’s Dr. Lester E. Fisher Director of Veterinary Medicine, was recently profiled in a Chicago Tribune article.

April 23, 2015
A "Twin" Takin for a Big Birthday

Today was Sichuan takin Kalsang’s first birthday, and he received a cardboard “twin” as a present. As often happens, though, big half-brother Xing Fu took over the extra enrichment…eating it for good measure.

April 22, 2015
Conserving Wildlife for Earth Day

This Earth Day, see how zoos—including us—are conserving wildlife with this open letter from Dr. Cristian Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

April 22, 2015
More Milestones for Baby Gorilla

Here’s another close-up on baby gorilla Bella from Assistant Lead Keeper Janice McNernie. The little gorilla, who hits the 2-month mark Friday, is starting to get some “tummy time” in her habitat.


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

Email Address:

Regenstein Macaque Forest Is Open
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Today, after 20 months, $15.5 million and a few practice splashes in the hot spring, the zoo’s newest exhibit—Regenstein Macaque Forest—celebrated its grand opening.

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


ADOPT-an-Animal
Welcome them to Chicago by supporting their daily care with a special Japanese macaque ADOPT!


Browse the Wish List
Support the zoo by purchasing items that contribute to animal care.


Celebrate the zoo's newest arrivals with a special snow monkey plush!

Shop Online for Zoo Souvenirs
Celebrate the zoo's newest arrivals with a special snow monkey plush!




See what others say about Lincoln Park Zoo on TripAdvisor.