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Magical Night at the Movies

Aspiring wizards and muggles alike won’t want to miss our free Zoovies outdoor screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Thursday, August 28, on the zoo’s spellbinding South Lawn.


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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White-cheeked gibbon Burma enjoys festive birthday party enrichment Daxin’s First Birthday

White-cheeked gibbon Daxin recently turned 1 and the zoo celebrated his birthday with festive, flavorful enrichment for the entire gibbon family!

See Photos of Daxin’s Special Day

Lincoln Park Zoo News

August 27, 2014
Saving Smooth Green Snakes

We’re proud to announce the hatchings of nine smooth green snakes! The little insect-eaters came to the zoo as eggs—part of a new conservation partnership aimed at restoring the species to the McHenry County Conservation District.

August 26, 2014
Happy Birthday to King

Baby rhino King turned 1 today at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit! The growing guy and mom Kapuki enjoyed some outsized enrichment to mark the occasion.

August 25, 2014
Twilight Hop Stop

This Wednesday evening’s Twilight Safari is an ideal opportunity to see the zoo’s red kangaroo family hopping about.

August 25, 2014
Birthday Fun for Baby King

Baby rhino King will celebrate his first birthday tomorrow with some special enrichment at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit. Join us for the fun at 1:15 p.m!

August 24, 2014
Black-Necked Stilt Chick

McCormick Bird House is excited to welcome a black-necked stilt chick to its existing population of two. While the chick doesn't yet fully resemble its elders, one characteristic is consistent – a long, thin black beak. Learn about other new arrivals at the zoo here.

August 24, 2014
Cat Nap

Male African lion Sahar takes a cat nap in the shade at Kovler Lion House. Sahar is joined in his exhibit by older female Myra.

August 23, 2014
Mangalitsa Piglet Growing

Farm-In-The-Zoo's young Mangalitsa piglet is getting big very fast since being born this June! The breed of pig is known for its trademark curly fur. See more of the zoo's new arrivals here.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

As you’ve likely seen, polar bear Anana will soon be leaving Lincoln Park Zoo to make her home at North Carolina Zoo.

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