Chicago's free zoo, open 365 days a year.

Mainstage entertainment at Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo
Halloween Scene

Spooky Zoo Spectacular, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, tranforms the zoo into a merry masquerade on Saturday, October 25. The free family fun includes trick or treating, music and dancing and more!


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? How about a bright orange baby Francois' langur at the Helen Brach Primate House!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Nayembi's Journey

As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby—and is thriving with her family today!

Watch Nayembi Grow in This Special Video

Help ID Chicago's Animals

Zoo scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife, from coyotes to chipmunks. Now we need your help IDing the animals that call the city home!

Visit Chicago Wildlife Watch to ID the Animals in Our Backyards

Lincoln Park Zoo News

October 24, 2014
Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BrewLights

On Wednesday, December 3, our inaugural BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer will welcome beer lovers for a night of glowing lights and tasty pours. Early bird tickets went on sale today—get yours before they’re gone!

October 24, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 24

Born September 30, our baby Francois’ langur is still cuddling up with mom—and is still bright orange, as our Photo of the Week shows! New arrivals for this endangered species keep their vibrant coats, which are thought to inspire care from other females in the group, for three to six months.

October 24, 2014
Wine & Wildlife: 10 Years of Amazing Ape Care

For 10 years Regenstein Center for African Apes has enabled cutting-edge care for gorillas and chimpanzees through innovative exhibit design.

October 23, 2014
Spooky Zoo Spectacular is This Saturday!

Spooky Zoo Spectacular is this Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.! The forecast calls for beautiful fall weather and a kaleidoscopic pageant of incredible costumes.

October 23, 2014
BBC One Highlights High-Tech Heart Care for Chimpanzees

Lincoln Park Zoo’s veterinary team is among the leaders in using internal EKG monitors to keep tabs on chimpanzee cardiac care. This clip from BBC One’s “Operation Wild” shares the high-tech approach to health.

October 23, 2014
Heads Up on Local Wildlife

Zoo biologist Liza Watson Lehrer offers a “heads up” on local wildlife, explaining how an animal’s head posture reflects its sense of risks in its environment.

October 23, 2014
’Roo, ’Roo, ’Roo for the Home Team

The zoo’s red kangaroos are among the amazing animal athletes kids will learn about during our Veterans Day Zoo Camp on Tuesday, November 11.


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!

Email Address:

A New Baby Langur
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Size aside, the baby Francois’ langur that joined the troop at the Helen Brach Primate House on September 30 is pretty easy to pinpoint: it’s bright orange.

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


Browse the Wish List
Support the zoo by purchasing items that contribute to animal care.


ADOPT an Animal
Celebrate Daxin’s birthday with a white-cheeked gibbon ADOPT!





See what others say about Lincoln Park Zoo on TripAdvisor.