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What’s New with Baby Rhino King?

Over the last six months, baby rhino King has gone from 60 pounds at birth to 600 pounds today! Curator of Mammals Mark Kamhout shares the latest update on the growing rhino, complete with video.


Egg hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo's Easter Egg-Stravaganza Put Some Spring in Your Step at the Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo offers an eclectic array of inspired events in March and April for kids, families and adults—from an Easter weekend celebration to an intellectually fortifying breakfast inside the ape house.

Read About All the Spring Fun

Can You Sequence Better Than a Gorilla?

Watch how bachelor gorilla Azizi has reached the next level in the zoo's touch-screen research--and then try his task yourself in our special cog interactive.

Match Up with Azizi

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The latest arrivals include a growing white-cheeked gibbon and baby dwarf mongooses.

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

April 18, 2014
Photo of the Week: April 18

Black rhino Kapuki and baby King get down for a good wallow in the mud in our Photo of the Week! Thanks to Keeper Cassy Kutilek for the picture.

April 18, 2014
Spring into Action on Earth Day Weekend

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend with the zoo on Sunday, April 27, at our Spring into Action program.

April 18, 2014
Tuning in to Goualougo

Forest elephant alarm systems made from tin cans aren’t enough to keep the imagination from running wild at night deep in the Congo forest.

April 17, 2014
Who's Jammin' at the Zoo This Summer?

Kristian Bush, half of the platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, will play on the zoo's Main Mall June 26, with Jana Kramer opening. Members can buy tickets on April 24, one day before the general public. We'll also have a second concert to announce soon, so stay tuned!

April 16, 2014
Bustling Boardwalk

Join us for our next Morning Safari on Saturday, April 26! Explore Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo with a zoo horticulturist and a scientist from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute.

April 15, 2014
Rhino Bonding

Black rhino calf King shares a strong bond with first-time mom Kapuki—as is clearly apparent in this photo taken by Zoological Manager Laszlo Szilagyi.

April 14, 2014
Deadline Approaching for Teen Programs

The zoo offers a variety of summer opportunities for career-minded teens—from educating visitors about wildlife to shadowing zoo staff on their daily rounds.


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

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Thrill of Birth, Agony of Loss
Monday, April 14, 2014

Even after two decades at the zoo’s helm, I’m continually impressed by our animal care team’s commitment to wildlife and the living creatures who reside here. They’re some of the most passionate, dedicated and selfless people I’ve ever known.

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