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Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo
Have an Ice Day

Get ready to glide! Experience Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo all winter long through March 1. Our family-friendly, picturesque rink is located at the Farm-in-the-Zoo, where you can rent skates and refuel with hot chocolate!


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The Kovler Lion House just welcomed 1-year-old snow leopard Taza!

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The eight members of the zoo’s new snow monkey troop have been exploring their h Meet the Macaques

The eight members of the zoo’s new snow monkey troop have been exploring their home at Regenstein Macaque Forest and establishing a social hierarchy. Learn who’s who with these individual snapshot bios.

Get to Know the Snow Monkeys

Little Gorilla Excited for Snow!

It’s cold in Chicago, so caregivers brought in some snow for little gorilla Nayembi to play with. Watch a video of her digging into the chilly treat!

See Nayembi Get Excited for Snow

Lincoln Park Zoo News

January 27, 2015
A Lion-Sized Birthday

African lion Sahar received some special enrichment to celebrate his fifth birthday! Watch the predator pounce on his cardboard gazelle in this special slideshow.

January 27, 2015
Video: Happy Birthday to Africa Lion Sahar

Lincoln Park Zoo's Volunteer Enrichment Group gave African lion Sahar a special gazelle piñata to prey on to celebrate the big cat's fifth birthday. See the carnivore stretch out his claws!

January 27, 2015
A Gazelle Gift for a Lion Birthday

Happy fifth birthday to African lion Sahar! The predator celebrated by pouncing on a gazelle piñata produced by our wonderful Volunteer Enrichment Group.

January 26, 2015
The Secret Life of Trees

In this Lincoln Park Zoo magazine feature, we discern the differences between the zoo’s conifers and deciduous trees.

January 26, 2015
Sand Cat Still Sleepy

Looks like our sand cat Cleo is rethinking that whole "It's time to get up" nonsense, as this post #FromACurator shares.

January 23, 2015
Snow Monkey Splashing Around

The snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest continue to explore their new home. Here’s a video of one of the Japanese macaques taking a first splash in the habitat’s hot spring.

January 23, 2015
Photo of the Week: January 23

New Amur tiger Pahstrel explores her outdoor habitat for the first time in our Photo of the Week.


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Snow Monkeys Step Outside
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter weather has settled on Chicago, but here’s a snow sighting everyone can be excited for: the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest are now exploring their new exhibit!

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