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BrewLights Advance Tickets Now on Sale

Is there a better pairing than the brilliance of ZooLights and samples of a dozen different draft beers? Find out with BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer! Buy advance tickets through December 1 and save.


Chicago Canine Close-Up

Coyotes, red foxes, gray foxes—researcher Maria Jazmin Rios introduces Chicago’s wild canines, which you can ID with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

Meet Chicago's Canines

Baby gorilla girl Patty and adult female gorilla Bahati enjoy birthday piƱatas Photo Slideshow: Baby Gorilla Birthday Party!

Growing gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi recently celebrated their second birthdays with a big party for their family troop at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

See Photos of the Birthday Celebration!

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Dwarf mongoose pups and Mangalitsa piglets are among the latest litters!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

November 21, 2014
ZooLights Will Be Shining Soon

We’re flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank on November 28! Join us this to see the season in lights.

November 20, 2014
Dueling Deer

Dueling bucks are caught on camera in this pic from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute. Help our scientists ID the species that call Chicago home by visiting www.chicagowildlifewatch.org!

November 20, 2014
Good to the Last Bite

Breakfast was apparently yummy, as this photo #FromACurator shows. You can see the red pandas at the Kovler Lion House.

November 19, 2014
You Can Call Me Ale

Here’s a bright idea: BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on Wednesday, December 3, from 5:30–9 p.m.

November 19, 2014
Chimpanzee Tool-Use on Camera

Dozens of “camera traps” in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle let zoo scientists record how chimpanzees use tools in the wild.

November 18, 2014
The Wildest Holiday Gift of All

Celebrate the season with Holiday ADOPT gifts from Lincoln Park Zoo for your animal-loving little ones!

November 17, 2014
Close-Up on Armadillo Claws

A La Plata three-banded armadillo shows off some serious claws in this pic #FromACurator!


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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Polar Bear and Penguin Prep
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The north side of the zoo has been busy with machinery this week as demolition proceeds for McCormick Bear Habitat and Polar Bear Plaza.

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


ADOPT an Animal Holiday Plush
Celebrate the season with special holiday ADOPT gifts for your favorite animal lovers. Holiday Experience ADOPT packages include one plush adopt PLUS one ice-time voucher, one skate rental voucher and two hot chocolate vouchers redeemable at Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo.



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