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Lionel Train Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo
All Aboard for Old-Fashioned Family Fun!

Lionel Train Adventure—an exciting, new attraction created by the iconic model train manufacturer—chugs into action Thursday, October 2, with a weekend full of special highlights including free rides and giveaways.


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Two babies are enjoying birthday milestones as they grow right before our eyes: white-cheeked gibbon Daxin and black rhino King.

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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

Zoo Ghost Tours at Lincoln Park Zoo Explore the Zoo’s Haunted History

Embark on an after-hours Zoo Ghost Tour for a peek into paranormal investigations of the zoo’s “spirited” past.

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

September 30, 2014
Singin’ in the Train

Choo-choo! Bring your little ones to the zoo on Thursday, October 2, for the grand opening of the Lionel Train Adventure.

September 29, 2014
Heeeere’s Zoovies!

Don’t miss our last free outdoor movie screening of the season this Friday night: a double feature of “Ghostbusters” and “The Shining”!

September 28, 2014
Help Fight Rabies a World Away
September 26, 2014
Photo of the Week: September 26, 2014

Our Photo of the Week: Jack, a 9-month-old red kangaroo joey, forages among the plants in his family’s yard at the Antelope & Zebra Area.

September 26, 2014
Rabies Remains a Threat

World Rabies Day may not be on everyone’s calendar in the United States, but this deadly virus remains a threat around the world, zoo scientist Anna Czupryna shares.

September 26, 2014
Spooky, Kooky Double Feature

Halloween fun starts early at the zoo with a special double feature of “Ghostbusters” and “The Shining” for the season’s final Zoovies movie night on Friday, October 3!

September 25, 2014
Post from the President--Chimpanzee Cues

Chimpanzees reared as pets and performers have trouble fitting in with their peers later in life, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares. It's the latest zoo research underscoring why these amazing apes do best in natural social groups.


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Chimpanzee Cues
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spend some time watching Hank’s group at Regenstein Center for African Apes, and you’ll see that the social life of a chimpanzee is some pretty complex business.

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