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Baby Gorilla Is Bella

The baby gorilla born February 24 has a name: Bella. The beautiful choice honors a member of the Regenstein family, longtime zoo supporters.


Nine Primates Move to Chicago

From touch-screens to "hobbit holes," scientist Katherine Cronin offers a glimpse at the snow monkey science in store at Regenstein Macaque Forest, which has its grand opening April 2!

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New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome a baby gorilla and a red panda breeding pair!

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Summer camp kids at Lincoln Park Zoo's Nature Boardwalk Get Ready for Summer Camp at the Zoo!

Open registration begins on Wednesday, March 4, for Conservation Camp (pre-k–fourth grade) and Zoo Crew (fifth–eighth grade) summer camps! Zoo members receive a 15 percent discount on registration.

Learn More About the Zoo’s Summer Camps

Lincoln Park Zoo News

March 31, 2015
Peek-a-boo!

A golden-headed lion tamarin peers out from a tree hollow at the zoo’s Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House.

March 30, 2015
Close and Comfy

Baby gorilla Bella cuddles with mom Bahati at Regenstein Center for African Apes. The 1-month-old continues to grow...and is increasingly good at clinging to mom for short trips across their habitat.

March 27, 2015
Photo of the Week: March 27

Baby gorilla Bella leans back to check out the camera in our Photo of the Week! The little gorilla turned 1 month old on Tuesday.

March 27, 2015
Photo Sleuthing

Is it a ghost? A spirit of the woods? Gusting snow? Can you ID the blurry figure in this photo?

March 26, 2015
Post from the President--Working for a Reward

Chimpanzees will "work" a little harder for a special reward, zoo scientists have found. But how do gorillas respond to a token-exchange system? President and CEO Kevin Bell has the details.

March 26, 2015
Groom Service, Macaque-Style

Two of the zoo’s new Japanese snow monkeys socialize on a sunny (but still snowy) spring day at Regenstein Macaque Forest.

March 25, 2015
Nine Primates Move to Chicago


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Working for a Reward
Thursday, March 26, 2015

We all work harder if we’re suitably motivated…including, it turns out, the chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

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