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Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo

Explore an exhibition of nature-inspired sculptures set amid the zoo’s beautiful gardens! Free guided tours offered Friday–Sunday, plus monthly evening strolls with the artists!

Meet Obu!

Thanks to your votes, we have a name for the baby snow monkey at Regenstein Macaque Forest: Obu! The three-letter choice took in 37 percent of the 2,197 votes you cast.

See How the Voting Broke Down

Seven Questions About Saving Chimpanzees

How did Lincoln Park Zoo push for all chimpanzees to receive the endangered species protections they deserve? Find out in this Q&A with scientist Steve Ross.

Get an Inside Look at Chimpanzee Conservation

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome two lionesses and a little crowned lemur!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

June 30, 2015
Join the Artists at our Evening Sculpture Stroll!

Local artists Eric Stephenson, Jyl Bonaguro and Sheng Cheng Xu will attend our next Evening Sculpture Stroll through Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo on Wednesday, July 8!

June 29, 2015
Caterpillar Close-Up

Five years after its opening, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo continues to offer a refuge to people and wildlife alike, including this black swallowtail caterpillar climbing a golden alexander wildflower.

June 29, 2015
Summer Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Look back at the last 20 years of Lincoln Park Zoo—from Gateway Pavilion to baby gorilla Bella—with the summer issue of the zoo magazine! Download it for free at

June 28, 2015
Bella and Bahati

Baby Bella and mother Bahati stretch out to each other! Photo by Zoological Manager of Primates Michael Brown-Palsgrove.

June 28, 2015
From A Curator

A striking pose of our Madagascar tree boa -- pun intended! #FromACurator

June 28, 2015
Nature In Motion Sculpture Show Tours

"Here" reflects the free spirit of dancers. See it at our Nature In Motion Sculpture Show Tours!

June 27, 2015
Close-Knit Camels

The Bactrian camels are a close-knit bunch! Learn more about them with our camel fact sheet.

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

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Hatch and Release
Thursday, June 11, 2015

An ornate box turtle release isn’t necessarily the most dynamic wildlife reintroduction. While other species dash or flap away into their new homes, ornate box turtles are true to type, exhibiting a slow stroll to cover.

Follow @visitlpz on Twitter before you arrive to receive real-time updates on seal feedings, animals of the hour and more!

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