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Crow watching outdoor movie at Lincoln Park Zoo
Get in Gear for Free Movies at the Zoo

Zoovies, our summer movie series, heads into the first turn on Thursday, July 24, with a free screening of the Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights” on the zoo’s beautiful South Lawn.


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The latest arrivals include four trumpeter swan cygnets and a growing gibbon.

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Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo Outdoor Yoga Classes in a Natural Oasis

Enjoy outdoor yoga classes for adults and parents with toddlers in the city’s most scenic “studio”: a pavilion designed by superstar architect Jeanne Gang at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

July 23, 2014
Adults Night Out, Part Two!

On the heels of our first Adults Night Out on June 6, our second offering on Friday, August 8, will feature more bars and a full schedule of activities including animal expert chats and fun enrichment for the animals.

July 23, 2014
DNAinfo Chicago Profiles Dave Bernier
Celebrating 25 years of animal care--thanks to DNAinfo.com Chicago for a great profile of general curator Dave Bernier!
July 22, 2014
Racecar Drive-In Movie

Get ready for some Ricky Bobby shake-and-bake Thursday night as Lincoln Park Zoo shifts into summer movie mode with “Talladega Nights”—the first of four free Zoovies screenings this season.

July 21, 2014
Zooming in on Zookeepers

To celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week, which runs from July 20–26, we’ve created a photo slideshow of Lincoln Park Zoo’s keepers keeping it real for the zoo’s animals!

July 21, 2014
Sip and Stroll After-Hours at the Zoo

Sipping wine on a summer night amidst the zoo’s lush gardens after the crowds have left is just one appetizing aspect of our Wine & Wildflowers Garden Party on Wednesday, July 30.

July 20, 2014
Garden Volunteers

More than 100 dedicated volunteers donate their time and effort to make the zoo home to an eclectic display of beautiful flowers and plants.

July 20, 2014
Swinging Daxin

Baby white-cheeked gibbon Daxin is caught here swinging from rope to branch in his changing coat of fur.


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Growing Joeys
Thursday, July 10, 2014

If you’ve stopped by the red kangaroo yard at the Antelope & Zebra Area recently, you may have noticed that one of the kangaroos looks smaller than the rest. This mini marsupial is actually a new joey, who’s recently made his way out of the pouch.

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