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Announcing Names for Our Red Panda Cubs

Clark and Addison are the names for the zoo’s new red panda cubs, a Chicago-centric pairing chosen by a dedicated donor. The cubs continue to receive close care from mom Leafa in their behind-the-scenes den.

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!

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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 two red panda cubs!

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

August 3, 2015
Snow Small Journey

The snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest have welcomed plenty of visitors—including the scientist who paved their way to Chicago! See the full story.

July 31, 2015
Photo of the Week: July 31

How about a little color to close out the week? Here’s a red-billed leiothrix, perched vibrantly at the McCormick Bird House in our Photo of the Week.

July 31, 2015
Five Questions for Ruth Aizuss Migdal

Chicago sculptor Ruth Aizuss Migdal—whose 14-foot-tall female dancer dazzles in Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo—has been making art for nearly 60 years.

July 30, 2015
An Expert Guest

Regenstein Macaque Forest has welcomed many visitors…including Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa, who helped our snow monkeys make their way to Chicago. See his take on the new exhibit!

July 30, 2015

The young male European white stork being raised by foster parents Jethro and Cheyenne at the Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit is growing up fast—as this photo reveals!

July 29, 2015
Part of the Pride

Love lions? You can see females Kamali and Zalika (pictured) and male Sahar on the prowl daily at the Kovler Lion House!

July 28, 2015
Bear Essentials

You can support care for the zoo’s black bears, Papa and Katai, with a special Black Bear ADOPT!

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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Prioritizing Primate Welfare
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Occasionally, it’s our responsibility to call attention to unfortunate events outside the zoo that warrant greater public scrutiny—or, in this case, cessation altogether.

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Celebrate the zoo's newest arrivals with a special snow monkey plush!

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