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Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo
Celebrate Fall Fest at the Zoo!

Enjoy harvest-themed fun across the zoo—including a corn maze, Ferris wheel, giant fun slide, bounce house, pumpkin patch and strolling entertainers—on Fridays–Sundays, October 2–18 and Monday, October 12.

Check Ups for Clark and Addison

Red panda cubs Clark and Addison displayed the species’ signature red color—and good health—at their second veterinary exam on August 25.

See More Photos of the Red Panda Cubs

Happy Hatches for Ornate Box Turtles

26 ornate box turtles hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo recently, boosting efforts to restore this threatened species to its native Illinois home.

See How the Hatchlings Enjoy a Zoo Head Start

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome two red panda cubs and a baby Hoffman's two-toed sloth!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

October 8, 2015
Pumpkins and PiƱatas

This holiday weekend you can experience the zoo’s Fall Fest and make edible piñatas for the animals!

October 8, 2015
Macaques in Japan

As the zoo strengthens its collaboration with Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute, Fisher Center Assistant Director Lydia Hopper, Ph.D., visits Japan for her first look at snow monkeys in the wild and at Japan Monkey Centre—former home of the troop at Regenstein Macaque Forest.

October 7, 2015
Kids: Discover the Zoo on Columbus Day!

Kids getting Columbus Day off on Monday? Sign them up for a day of fun, animal-oriented activities at our Columbus Day Zoo Camp for preK–fourth graders! The camp’s theme? The Serengeti’s “Great Migration.”

October 7, 2015
Crazy for Cubs

As the Chicago Cubs get ready for their big playoff game, red panda cubs Clark and Addison (pictured) are growing big in their behind-the-scenes den!

October 6, 2015
Wild Polar Bear Sighting

Kovler Lion House Lead Keeper Anthony Nielsen is spending a week in Churchill, Manitoba as part of Polar Bear International’s Climate Alliance program—and here’s his first sighting of a wild polar bear!

October 6, 2015
Name That Species!

Got some time to kill? Help our Urban Wildlife Institute scientists classify local species on!

October 6, 2015
Is Lincoln Park Zoo Haunted?

Find out on October 22 as Chicago ghostlore expert Ursula Bielski presents a paranormal overview of spectral stories and phenomena attributed to locations across zoo grounds.

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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Leaders in Learning
Thursday, September 24, 2015

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