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Zoovies “Harry Potter” Screening Rescheduled

Don’t miss our free Zoovies screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”! Please note: this event has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 28, due to rain forecast for the original Thursday, August 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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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 21, 2014
Post from the President--Parties and Planning

Will Anana return after the new Polar Bear Habitat is complete? President and CEO Kevin Bell explains the intricacies of population planning, sharing how zoos across North American work together to save species.

August 21, 2014
Inside Look

A Henkel's leaf-tailed gecko is starting to shed at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House in this photo

August 20, 2014
Zoovies “Harry Potter” Screening Rescheduled

Attention, wizards and muggles: We’ve decided to cancel tomorrow night’s free Zoovies screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and reschedule it for Thursday, August 28, due to an inclement weather forecast.

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.


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Parties and Planning
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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