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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 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.

April 11, 2014
Photo of the Week: April 11, 2014

One-year-old western lowland gorilla Nayembi nuzzles up to her mom Rollie in her family’s woodsy outdoor yard at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

April 10, 2014
Free Garden Tours Sprout this Saturday!

The forecast for Saturday morning calls for sunshine and low 70s—perfect for the zoo’s first Second Saturdays Garden Tour of the season!

April 10, 2014
Save on United Run for the Zoo Registration

Early registration discounts are available through Thursday, April 17, for United Run for the Zoo.

April 9, 2014
Gorilla Babies Head Out

Today's gorgeous spring weather prompted Kwan's gorilla troop to soak up some sun in their outdoor yard at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

April 8, 2014
Snakes on a Plain

Smooth green snakes are small in size but big in importance to restoring prairie habitat in northern Illinois.


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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