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Wine and Wildflowers Garden Party at Lincoln Park Zoo
Wine & Wildflowers Garden Party

Enjoy an elegant evening of wine, flowers, live music and gourmet bites inspired by Chicago neighborhoods at the zoo’s Wine & Wildflowers Garden Party on Wednesday, July 30!


New Arrivals

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

See Our Latest Arrivals

Make It Yours

Lincoln Park Zoo is your zoo, free and open to visit 365 days a year. We rely on your support to fund world-class conservation, education and care. Please keep the zoo yours by making a gift today!

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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.

Learn About Yoga at the Zoo’s Flexible Options

Lincoln Park Zoo News

July 27, 2014
Zoo Plant Highlights

Animals are always the focus, but plants play a big part in the Lincoln Park Zoo's beauty.

July 27, 2014
Baby Dwarf Mongooses

Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House is happy to announce baby dwarf mongooses.

July 26, 2014
Median Life Expectancies

A commonly asked question about the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo is, “How long do they live?”

July 26, 2014
Amare Turns Nine

Adolescent gorilla Amare turned 9 today and received some great enrichment as a present from zoo staff.

July 25, 2014
Feeling Minnesota

Mason Fidino, a researcher with the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute, is in a North Star state of mind.

July 25, 2014
Bowling for Rhinos

Want to support Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing zookeepers—and black rhino conservation in the wild? Join them August 21 for their annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser at Diversey River Bowl!

July 25, 2014
Photo of the Week: July 25, 2014

To cap off the American Association of Zoo Keepers’ National Zoo Keeper Week, our Photo of the Week features two Lincoln Park Zoo keepers.


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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Growing Before Our Eyes
Thursday, July 24, 2014

We’re seeing a lot of changes with the zoo’s new arrivals this summer, although “changes” obviously means different things for different species.

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